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Orbital Tumors

We treat orbital tumors, which are tumors that can occur in the bony area surrounding the eye. The orbit is a bone structure that is approximately 2 inches deep in adults and it protects the eye and the surrounding structures.

Usually, orbital tumors are benign but they are disruptive. They may develop in the tissues and structures around the eye or enter the orbit from nearby areas such as the nose, the brain or the sinuses. Orbital tumors can occur in both children and adults.

The most common orbital tumors in children are dermoids and hemangiomas. Dermoids are cysts in the orbital bone. Hemangiomas are tumors in the blood vessels. In adults, hemangioma and other blood vessel tumors are most common.

Orbital tumors can be treated with medications, radiation or surgery depending on the case and the patient’s condition.