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Cancer can grow just about anywhere, and unfortunately, this includes your orbital area. Your orbit includes your eye socket and all contained tissues, muscles, and nerves. If you believe a tumor has grown in this area, you will need a qualified surgeon to look into the issue. Early detection and treatment of orbital tumors is key to minimizing the risks it can pose.

At In Focus, we have a team of experienced surgeons who specialize in treating orbital concerns. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the procedures we offer to keep your eyes healthy and beautiful.

How Do I Know If I Have an Orbital Tumor?

The only way to know for sure if you have an orbital tumor is to have a qualified doctor examine your eye, but here are several symptoms to look out for. These include:
  • An eyeball that begins to bulge forward
  • An eyeball that is flattened
  • Numbness or tingling around your eyes
  • An inability to move your eyes in synch with one another
  • Pain or changes in vision
A doctor will administer a CT scan, MRI, or ultrasound to help get to the bottom of your symptoms. Our microsurgeons will perform an orbitotomy, in which a surgical biopsy is performed on your orbit and then examined by an ophthalmic pathologist who can diagnose the lack or presence of a tumor. Keep in mind; this issue may be caused by something else, such as Graves’ disease or exophthalmos. This may require surgery as well, but the exact procedure is slightly different.

If a tumor is found, it will likely require removal. Even a benign tumor can cause trouble for your sight, comfort, and the health of your eye. Fortunately, at In Focus, such procedures are our speciality.

Recovery and Downtime

The time you spend in recovery will vary on the extent of your procedure. Before your procedure, your surgeon will go over what amount of downtime you can expect. For most patients, full recovery can take from two to six weeks.

As with any surgery, swelling and pain are entirely normal. But we will provide you with the medication you need to help you stay comfortable.

We recommend that you avoid strenuous physical activity throughout the process and any action that may strain your eyes. Try to avoid gyms and the pool as well. We may ask you to come in for a follow-up appointment to determine how you’re healing.

What Can I Expect From the Procedure?

Our goal is to provide a comfortable experience with quality results. And we understand that surgery for an orbital tumor can seem complicated and frightening, but you can rest assured that you are in good hands with In Focus on your side. Our expert surgeons can prevent a malignant tumor from growing to a stage that could threaten your vision or your life.

Surgery may last between four and eight hours and some reconstruction of the orbit may be required. The approach differs depending on the specific type of cancer and where the tumor is located.

During your consultation and meetings with your surgeon, we will provide full information about what your procedure will look like. Every step, you will be fully informed and involved in the process.

How Do I Know In Focus Is Right for Me?

While many doctors may be able to handle your needs for tumor removal, an oculofacial microsurgeon is your best option. We are the experts regarding matters of the eye and the surrounding area, including the orbit and eye socket. The tissues and muscles in this area are very particular and sensitive; it’s best to work with someone specializing in this area. When you visit In Focus, you can count on a variety of advantages, including:

  • Experience—We have experience providing a range of surgical operations on the eyelids, eyebrows, and eye orbit.
  • Ability–You can count on our trained microsurgeons to handle even the most precise procedures. You are always in safe hands here.
  • Knowledge–We keep up-to-date on all the latest innovations in our craft, so you can rest assured you are getting a procedure that will help you see, look, and feel as you should.


Contact In Focus to set up a consultation today, and we will explain every aspect of your procedure to you. We will examine your specific situation to determine if your symptoms are consistent with an orbital tumor, or an orbital fracture. What we find will decide which course we take, and we are sure to involve you every step of the way.

Our goal is for you to always be fully aware of what your surgery entails and how it will help you. For more information, call today to take your health back! An In Focus surgeon is ready to help.

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