Specialist proton radiation treatment for woman with melanoma

Woman receives radiation treatment after optom finds dark area on eye tissue

A retired headteacher from Scotland has received specialist proton radiation treatment after her optometrist discovered a dark area on her eye tissue.

Alison Wright was immediately referred by Specsavers optometrist Kirsty Bidgood after her eye examination to a Dundee hospital for an ultrasound, where melanoma was discovered behind her eye. She received proton radiation treatment a few weeks later.

Specsavers St Andrews practice director Julia Campbell said: ‘Alison’s case, although very rare, is an example of just how vital an eye exam can be. We recommend getting your eyes checked every two years as they can detect several underlying health conditions, not just changes in your glasses prescription.’

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