Cancers of the eye can occur on the ocular surface (squamous cell carcinoma and conjunctival melanoma) or in the eye (uveal melanoma, metastasis etc). Sometimes it can be difficult to be sure about whether a freckle or spot at the back of the eye is a melanoma. In this situation, expert opinion from an ocular oncologist and, if appropriate, a biopsy of the ocular surface lesion is required.
Dr Chadha is one of only two Consultant ocular oncologists in Scotland and eight in the entire UK. Along with his colleague, he runs the Scottish Ocular Oncology Service.