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Overview of Neoplasia of the Eye and Associated Structures in Animals


Ralph E. Hamor

, DVM, MS, DACVO, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine

Last full review/revision Mar 2022 | Content last modified Mar 2022

The various tissues of the eye and associated structures can be the site of primary or metastatic neoplasms. Ophthalmic neoplasms vary in histologic type, frequency, and importance in different species, and they are an important group of diseases in veterinary ophthalmology.

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