What are Orbital Tumors?

Growths around or behind the eye may manifest themselves in childhood or adulthood. These growths may be both benign and malignant. Individuals that develop these growths may notice the slow or sudden development of a bulging eye or displaced eye. This may or may not be associated with a change in vision or discomfort.

Sophisticated testing, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) as well as a thorough ophthalmic examination reveals the presence of these lesions. Additional testing, such as blood work, may reveal the nature of the growth.

On occasion, a biopsy may be needed to reveal the exact cell type of the growth. Additionally, surgery may be required to remove the growth in its entirety. On occasion, medical treatments such as antibiotics or chemotherapy may be necessary to treat the growths.