Located in Beverly Hills, the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence specializes in treating orbital infections and eye tumors that can affect the midface area. Many times these tumors or infections can cause painful and difficult to treat symptoms that can even result in loss of vision. Our oculoplastic surgeons carefully treat each case individually to remove the mass with a natural looking result.
Eye tumor may require urgent care, and at the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence, we offer comprehensive medical treatment for eye tumors. Our skilled surgeons take patients from consultation, to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and aftercare. We have the best patient outcomes in Los Angeles due to our innovative medical techniques and physician collaboration.
If you suspect you many have an orbital tumor, please call (888) 559-4341 to book a consultation with one of our experts.
Orbital Tumors (Eye Tumors)
The orbit is the bone housing of the skull that provides structure and protection to the eyeball. It is about two inches deep and lined with muscles, fat, blood supply, nerve supply, and contains the eyeball. Any type of tumor that develops in the tissues of the eyeball or surrounding the eyeball is an orbital tumor. Orbital tumors also include any tumors in the brain or nasal cavity that affect the midface/orbit. They affect both children and adults, male and female caused by deformities, infections, or cancer. Most of these types of orbital tumors are benign and can be removed.
Causes of Orbital Tumors
Orbital Tumors in Adults
In adults, most eye tumors can be the result of cavernous hemangiomas, metastatic disease, and orbital lymphomas.
Orbital Tumors in Children
Most orbital tumors in children are caused by developmental abnormalities causing dermoids and hemangionas. Dermoids are cysts in the actual lining of the bone, and hermangionas are also known as blood vessel tumors. These are mostly benign but can cause attention if not treated. Eye cancer is rare in children but can still occur.
Symptoms of Orbital Tumors
Symptoms of orbital tumors can be easily detected when visible, however some symptoms are in the mild stages and can be harder to diagnose. Also remember many symptoms are synonymous with other conditions. For example, proptosis, or the appearance of bulging eyes, can be a result of Grave’s Disease and also provide evidence of an orbital tumor as well.
Symptoms of orbital tumors can include:
- Protrusion of the eyeball
- Droopy eyelid
- Loss of vision
- Double vision
- Redness and swelling
- Visible mass
Orbital Tumor Treatment
When choosing a surgeon to evaluate and treat your orbital problem, look for an ophthalmic facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the eyelid, orbit, and tear drain surgery. At the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence, usually an orbital tumor is diagnosed with a CAT scan or MRI. Once diagnosed by one of our qualified oculofacial surgeons, it is then biopsied and removed carefully by a qualified oculofacial surgeon. It is important that our Beverly Hills oculoplasic surgeons not only understand the orbit area and eye, but also has qualifying experience in ophthalmic plastic surgery to comprehensively understand your condition.
When it comes to the treatment of orbital tumors, every case is different because every eye, orbit, and tumor varies depending on the size, location, and type. Some orbital tumors are so mild they require no treatment and some require radiation therapy or surgery preformed by an oculofacial surgeon to remove the mass. If tumors cannot be removed during surgery, most orbital tumors can be treated with external beam radiation therapy. Surgery, thanks to CAT scans and MRI tests, has become a much safer alternative than in the past.
Orbital Tumor FAQs
Q: Are orbital tumors cancerous?
A: No, not all orbital tumors are cancerous. In children actually, most tumors affecting the orbit or eyeball are benign and can be removed. If you think you may have symptoms of an orbital tumor, please contact one of our Beverly Hills surgeons today.
Q: Are all orbital tumors visible?
A: No. Sometimes the symptoms of an orbital tumor such as bulging eyes or a droopy eyelid can be noticed easily but also at times, symptoms can be mild and go undetected until a CAT scan or MRI by an Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence surgeon reveals the results.
Contact the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence
If you are experiencing the symptoms of an Orbital Tumor, speak with our doctors at the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence in Beverly Hills to learn more about your treatment options.
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