The Scottish Ocular Oncology Service is run in The Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow. We are funded by the National Services Devision, NHS Scotland.
Our main role is to diagnose and treat intraocular melanoma. We do, however, manage other tumours and conditions affecting the eye and receive referrals from all of the health boards in Scotland.
To deliver the best service to our patients we work closely with other healthcare professionals including medical oncology, radiology and pathology. We meet on a weekly basis to discuss and plan the best treatment for each patient. Although treatment is mostly carried out in Glasgow, we do have links with the Douglas Cyclotron Unit at Clatterbridge on the Wirral in Cheshire. This is the only UK centre that performs proton beam radiotherapy, which is a specialist treatment for intraocular melanoma. We frequently organise patients to travel down and receive treatment here.
Our Scottish Ocular Oncology Service has developed and grown well over the years and we are proud to offer our services nationwide.