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Orbital Tumors

Eye Socket Tumors

Tumors of the orbit, commonly known as the eye socket, can occur in both adults and children. Patients often experience pain, decreased vision, double vision or protrusion of the eye. Imaging tests including CT Scans and MRI are helpful to differentiate types of tumors. Fortunately, most tumors in children are benign and the result of minor abnormalities in development. Common among these are dermoid cysts (benign cysts of the orbit) and infantile hemangiomas (benign blood vessel tumors). Malignant tumors of the orbit are rarely found in children. In adults, tumors of the eye socket can be both benign and malignant and affect the blood vessels, nerves, and muscles. These tumors can originate in the orbit, sinuses, brain or may metastasize (spread) from other locations in the body.
Orbital Tumors - Eye Socket Tumors - Reconstructive Surgery - TOC Eye and Face

The TOC surgical team is committed to extraordinary results for every patient and dedicated to the uncompromising care required to achieve them. As our patient, you or your loved one will receive evaluation and treatment by one of our elite oculoplastic surgeons, each with extensive experience in diagnosis of orbital tumors and access to the latest technology and minimally invasive techniques to maximize both functional and aesthetic results.

Surgical approaches include hidden incisions in the natural eyelid skin creases and more advanced approaches which involve bone removal.

Depending on the type of tumor, additional treatment, including further surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, may be necessary.

Most procedures may be performed in an ambulatory surgery center setting. Outpatient (ambulatory) surgery helps to reduce hospital costs, personal expense, and length of stay for patients needing surgery. For those times when surgery is best performed at a hospital, TOC physicians have surgical privileges at all Austin-area hospitals and many ambulatory surgery centers.

We understand that any patient may feel anxious or apprehensive about treatment. Our goal is to help you or your loved one feel at ease. We engage each patient with sensitivity and respect for his or her individual needs.

If you would like more information about tumors of the eye socket, e-mail an inquiry to TOC at info@tocaustin.com. You may also schedule a private consultation with a TOC physician.

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