Numerous tumours are diagnosed and treated at the Auckland Animal Eye Centre. The presenting tumours may range from major systemic / generalised cancers where the eye disease is the initial warning sign of the whole body disease, to minor benign eyelid masses that are just locally irritating.

Treatment of large deforming eyelid tumours may include a variety of surgical techniques, these can include; cryosurgery (freezing surgery), laser, and routine (sharp steel) surgery. Chemotherapeutic options may also need to be considered and discussed depending on the mass type.

Pigmented iris masses or spots, are frequently referred for assessment for possible melanoma. Examination with specialist equipment  such as our slit lamp biomicroscope and goniolens are important in assisting with the accurate diagnosis.

Mast cell tumour

Iris tumour

Cillary body adenoma