Orbital Tumors

Orbital Tumors Information

What are Orbital Tumors?

The orbit contains the bones of the eye socket, the eyeball, the eye socket muscles, the optic nerve, and the surrounding fat. Any of these structures can develop a tumor, resulting in a wide range of symptoms, such as a bulging eye (known as proptosis), double vision, or vision loss. The location and size of the tumor will dictate the best method for surgery. 

State-of-the-art Care from Leading Experts

At the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery, our team of renowned radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons has the expertise to make accurate diagnoses and provide comprehensive care—all under one roof. In fact, our surgeons have developed new, minimally invasive surgical techniques to remove complex tumors from behind the eye. Instead of making a large incision near the eye and removing part of the bone, doctors are able to perform surgery through the nose. This results in a shorter hospital stay (many patients are able to go home in less than 24 hours), less pain, and improved function and appearance.  

Specialty Care for Rare Orbital Tumors

Vascular and lymphatic orbital malformations are a unique and rare subset of orbital tumors that require highly specialized care. Doctors at the Center are able to remove these tumors using several minimally invasive procedures, including sclerotherapy.