Found in both children and adults, tumors of the orbit are often painful and if untreated can cause adverse effects to one’s vision–including loss of vision and double vision–as well as protrusion of the eye itself. To determine the cause, it is common practice for our surgeons to order diagnostic imaging tests, such as MRI and CT scans.
Luckily, orbital tumors found in children are usually benign and caused by irregularities of development such as benign cysts and blood vessel tumors.
In adolescents and adults, however, orbital tumors can be either benign or malignant. They can often lead to problems affecting the optic nerves, extraocular muscles, and blood vessels. The tumors can enlarge in the orbit, or they can spread to the brain, sinuses, or other areas of the body.
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