Orbital tumors can arise in the area of the orbit, the bony socket in the skull that contains the eye. Fortunately, many of these growths can be removed through oculoplastic surgery. The Berkeley Eye Center of Houston oculoplastic surgery clinic is equipped to treat most kinds of orbital tumors including:
Types of Orbital Tumors
Orbital tumor refers to any tumor located in the orbit, or eyesocket:
- Vascular lesions
- Skin cancers that grow into the socket
- Neurogenic tumors
- Metastatic or secondary tumors from cancer elsewhere in the body
At Berkeley Eye Center, we have extensive experience treating injuries, infections and diseases of the orbit and other structures surrounding the eye. If you have noticed any changes in the way your eyes appear or feel, we urge you to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to determine what the problem is and your options for treating it.
Symptoms of Orbital Tumors
Symptoms that indicate you may have an orbital tumor include:
- Bulging of the eyeball
- Double vision
- An inability to move one eye in synch with the other
- Pain around the eye
How Are These Tumors Diagnosed?
We perform a thorough examination of the orbital structures to locate and identify any tumors that might be present. If necessary, additional testing, such as CT scans, MRIs or ultrasound may be necessary to diagnose the orbital mass. In some cases a biopsy may be required.
If possible, we will surgically remove any orbital tumors present. If the tumors cannot be removed without causing damage to the eye, alternative, less invasive treatment measures may be required, such as stereotactic radiosurgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy or radiation.
Orbital Tumor Removal in Houston
Cancer is a dangerous disease that requires immediate treatment if it is to be removed. Treatment and removal of orbital tumors should be left to a qualified oculoplastic surgeon. Even small and/or benign tumors can present special challenges that require the expertise of a trained specialist. When you visit the Berkeley Eye Center of Houston’s oculoplastics clinic you can rest assured that you will receive the highest level of treatment, care and support. We have performed many such procedures on a wide range of patients with outstanding results.
If you have been exhibiting symptoms that may indicate the presence of orbital tumors, please schedule an appointment to see Berkeley Eye Center of Houston’s oculoplastic surgery clinic. Our new oculoplastic clinic delivers the same level of patient service that’s made the Berkeley Eye Center a trusted name in vision health for over 60 years.