Orbital Tumor

Tumors of the orbit, or eye socket, can arise primarily from the orbital tissue or can be caused from metastasis of cancer elsewhere in the body. These tumors can vary considerably according to the age of the patient and can include cysts, vascular lesions (arising from blood vessels), nerve tumors, and cancers. These tumors may also spread directly from surrounding structures of the face including the sinuses or brain.

The doctors at Eyesthetica regularly evaluate and perform surgery for all types of orbital tumors, ranging from benign growths to cancer. We have extensive experience in the latest techniques for protecting the eye and surrounding facial structures during treatment. We take great care to diagnose and treat orbital tumors with attention to minimizing scars and preserving the function of the eyelids and safety of the eye.

How do I know if I have an orbital tumor?

Symptoms of orbital tumors can develop slowly over a long period of time, however, some patients may experience a rapid onset of symptoms. These symptoms can be important in the early detection of a malignant tumor. The most common symptoms are a noticeable bump or bulge around the eye. Patients may also notice asymmetry with the other side of the face or a growth of the tissue underneath their eyelids. The vision may be affected, ranging from problems of vision clarity to double vision. Pain or bulging of the eye can also be a sign of an orbital tumor. In some cases, the tumor can be visually noticeable at the time of evaluation. It is important to seek prompt evaluation of any of these symptoms, as early detection is the most vital factor in treatment.

While many tumors around the eye are benign, cancers can also occur. In adults, these cancers most commonly include lymphoma and metastasis from other cancers. A variety of tumors can become present in both children and adults. They can impair vision or cause pain. It is critical that these lesions are detected as early as possible and quickly corrected.

Who should I trust for my orbital tumor treatment?

The eye, orbit, and surrounding features are delicate structures that require special care and consideration to prevent problems with the eyes and the vision. The doctors at Eyesthetica are all certified members of the America Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), signifying that they are the premier surgical specialists of the orbit in addition to their training in the prevention of ocular and visual disease. The orbit is a highly complex structure that requires special care from an expert. The doctors at Eyesthetica perform surgery for a variety of orbital tumors in adults and children. The health of your eyes is best trusted to an oculofacial specialist, especially when it comes to removal of tumors and reconstruction.

The most important factor in preventing the spread and complications of orbital tumors is early detection by careful examination with one of our specialists.

How do you perform surgery for orbital tumors?

The first step in treatment of an orbital tumor is thorough clinical evaluation. During your initial visit with your Eyesthetica specialist, you will receive special visual testing, measurement, and examination. The doctors at Eyesthetica often recommend imaging of the eyes and orbit with a CT scan or MRI to evaluate size and relationship to different structures.

Small tumors of the superficial orbit can often be biopsied or removed in an outpatient setting with minimal incisions. Surgery for larger or deeper orbital tumors can also usually be performed in an outpatient surgical setting.

In cases of large or complex tumors that involve the body or other structures of the face, we work closely with head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiologists, and oncologists to provide a team approach for total care.

Orbital tumor evaluation, biopsy, and surgery are usually covered by insurance and can be performed as an outpatient. Are you concerned about an orbital tumor? Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled doctors for an evaluation and to learn more.

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