What does it involve?

It is the surgical removal of conjunctival tumours, while generating the smallest possible scar and seeking the complete removal of the lesion. In the event of a malignant tumour, this must be sent for anatomopathological examination (biopsy).

When is it carried out?

Surgery is indicated in all cases of a malignant tumour. If the tumour cannot be completely removed and the biopsy confirms the diagnosis, adjuvant therapy (chemotherapy, radiotherapy) must be determined.

If the tumour is benign, surgery is indicated in cases involving a risk for vision. In other cases, it can be observed and monitored clinically.

Prior examination

comprehensive eye examination must be carried out. CAT and/or MRI scans of the orbits are essential. In some cases, depending on the type of suspected tumour, supporting diagnostic tests and systemic oncological assessments are required.

The surgery

Patients should not take anticoagulants or aspirin before surgery. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and sedation.

Risks

In some cases, the complete removal of the malignant tumour is not possible and adjuvant therapies must be used. Regular long-term monitoring is necessary to detect recurrences and metastasis.

Associated pathologies

Experts performing this treatment

IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
E-mail: informacion@imo.es
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)
Autobuses:

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”

Timetables

Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+37) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa

Timetables

Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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