Orbital Tumor Treatment in
San Antonio, TX
Orbital tumors — tumors that affect the area around the eyes — can range from unsightly protrusions to serious threats to your health. If you or a loved one are experiencing any unexplained lumps around the eyes or bulging of the eyes themselves, you should schedule an appointment immediately. Most orbital tumors can be removed safely with no long-term effects, but the earlier we address it, the better your outcomes can be.
At Parkhurst NuVision, our expert eye surgeon and dedicated surgical team will use state-of-the-art technology to remove any orbital tumors and leave natural-looking results!
What Are Orbital Eye Tumors?
The phrase “orbital tumor” can describe a wide range of growths that develop around the “orbit,” the bony socket of your skull that houses your eye. These can also include tumors on the eyelid.
While malignant tumors are always a cause for concern wherever they are on your body, even benign orbital eye tumors are a cause for concern. This is because everything within the orbit is delicate — the eye, but also the muscles, nerves, and other tissues that help the eye function. Anything that bulges into those sensitive structures can damage the eye and cause vision loss.
Orbital Tumor Signs and Symptoms
Depending on the location and type, orbital tumors can have very different symptoms. If you experience one or more of the following, schedule a consultation with us as soon as possible:
- Bulging of the eye
- Swollen or sagging eyelid
- Issues using both eyes together
- Blurry, lost, or double vision
- Loss of sensation around the eye
- Eye pain
- Visible lumps around the eye
How Does Orbital Eye Tumor Surgery Work?
Because there are so many different types, sizes, locations, and severities of orbital tumors, there is no single surgical plan. In some cases, it’s as simple as removing a tumor on the eyelid and resealing your skin for a natural-looking recovery. In other cases, we may need to carefully operate within the orbit, which requires an expert hand and extremely thorough surgical plan of action.
This is why you want an experienced eye surgeon to perform your procedure — you want someone who can find the safest and most effective way to treat and remove your tumor!
While the most involved surgeries may require up to a week in the hospital and slightly over a month of recovery, in many cases both the procedure and healing are much quicker.
Why Trust Parkhurst NuVision For Your Orbital Eye Tumor Surgery
At Parkhurst NuVison, it’s important to us that you achieve safe, clear vision with natural-looking surgical results, and we’ll treat you like more than just a patient as long as you’re with us. We employ the most dedicated doctors and adopt the latest medical technologies and procedures because these ensure your optimal results — and outcomes.
Our Orbital Tumor Surgeon: Brett W. Davies, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Brett W. Davies is our board-certified, fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon and orbital tumor specialist. He’s been recognized across the industry for his expertise, research, education, and oculoplastic and reconstructive eye surgery.
Dr. Gregory Parkhurst has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.