Orbital Tumors

Range from benign to malignant.

Tumors sitting behind they eye pose a threat to the sight in many ways inclluding compressing the optic nerve, pushing the eye out of the socket, invading important structures.

Orbital tumors arise from many different structures including the lacrimal gland, blood vessels, lymphatics or tissues not native to the orbit.

Treatment varies based on the type of tumor and may involve surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

They require a different approach based on their location within the orbit and sometimes require a multidisciplinary approach with ENT, oral maxillofacial, neurosurgery oncologists and oculoplastic specialists.