Tumors are abnormal growths of tissue that can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
Tumors situated on the orbit, or eye socket, should be evaluated and treated as soon as possible.
A cancerous tumor requires prompt medical attention.
Symptoms of Orbital Tumors
A tumor can cause pain or damage to the eye, and include symptoms such as:
Blocked tear ducts
A partial loss of vision
Double or blurry vision
A swollen appearance
Difficulty in closing the eye completely
A change in the position or movement of the eye in the socket
A change in the size of the pupil
A change in the color of the iris
Treatment of Orbital Tumors
Depending upon the type of tumor, its size, and location, there are numerous treatment options available. In some cases, surgery will be recommended to fully remove the tumor. In other cases, it may be best treated with: