NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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ophthalmic artery infusion
(of-THAL-mik AR-tuh-ree in-FYOO-zhun)
A method of delivering anticancer drugs directly to a tumor in the eye. A catheter (a thin, flexible tube) is put into an artery that leads to the eye and the anticancer drug is given through the catheter. A small balloon may then be put into the artery to block it, which keeps the anticancer drug near the tumor. Ophthalmic artery infusion may be used to treat certain types of retinoblastoma.