Tumors are abnormal growths of tissue that can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Tumors within the bony orbit, or eye socket, should be evaluated and treated as soon as possible. Even a benign tumor may cause pain or damage to the eye or optic nerve. The tumor may push the eye forward, creating a bulging appearance and making it difficult to close the eye completely. Orbital tumor removal treatments by the board-certified ophthalmologists of Oculoplastic Associates of Texas safely removes tumors from the eye socket while keeping a normal, attractive appearance for their Dallas and Plano area patients.
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There are numerous treatment options available for orbital tumors, depending upon the type of tumor and its size and location. In some cases, surgery will be recommended to fully remove the tumor. In other cases, it may be best treated with chemotherapy, radiation, or immunotherapy.
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Diagnosis and Testing?
To determine the presence of a tumor, testing will be performed. This may include a CT scan or an MRI. Sometimes a mass can be located during physical examination of the area around the eye. The doctor may be able to determine the type of tumor based on imaging studies and will recommend treatment based on these findings.
Signs and Symptoms?
Tumors of the eye socket often push the eyeball forward and the patients notices an abnormal bulging (also known as proptosis). Other symptoms may include pain, double vision, and impaired vision.
Surgery to remove an eye socket tumor may take from 4 – 8 hours and patients will usually spend 3 – 7 days in the hospital or surgical facility under supervised care. Most patients fully recover from the surgery in 2 – 6 weeks, but this varies based on the size and location of the tumor that is removed.