Lymphom am Auge: Präzise Diagnostik und Klassifikation als Schlüssel einer erfolgreichen personalisierten Therapie

Translated title of the contribution: Ocular lymphoma: Precise diagnostics and classification as key for successful personalized treatment

Vinodh Kakkassery*, Anselm M. Jünemann, Nikolaos E. Bechrakis, Salvatore Grisanti, Mahdy Ranjbar, Marco Zschoche, Ludwig M. Heindl

*Corresponding author for this work
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Background: Personalized medicine is nowadays the standard of care for patients with oncological diseases. A prime example is the lymphoma, which has substantial points of contact with ophthalmological care due to the intraocular and periocular involvement. Objective: This article provides a description of the current personalized diagnostics and treatment of ocular lymphomas. Methods: This article constructs a relationship between the current knowledge in the literature, guidelines and recommendations and the clinical experience with ocular lymphomas. It explains in particular the molecular and also individual personalized treatment concepts. Results: The primary suspicion of lymphatic or other ocular oncological diseases is raised by an ophthalmologist based on clinical symptoms. The exact diagnostic procedure is carried out with molecular biological techniques, such as immunohistology and polymerase chain reaction analyses. A staging of the mass is indispensable and the stage classification according to the Ann Arbor criteria for a correct assignment of the lymphoma is of clinical importance. Based on these precise diagnostics an individualized choice of treatment and subsequent personalized follow-up care are carried out. During the complete process from the diagnostic procedure to treatment and aftercare, psycho-oncological support should be offered to the patient. Conclusion: Personalized medicine is already actively performed in the care of ocular lymphomas. The patient is in the forefront and plays a decisive role. By considering the special features of the tumor and patient parameters, the life expectation and relapse-free interval as well as quality of life have been improved for many types of lymphoma. It must be assumed that these advantages also apply to ophthalmology.

Translated title of the contributionOcular lymphoma: Precise diagnostics and classification as key for successful personalized treatment
Original languageGerman
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)499-507
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2020

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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