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Do you notice an unsightly bulge in your eyes/ All the small things you notice about your eyes can make a big difference, if you look closely at them. You might not know it yet, but you might have an orbital tumor behind or around your eyes.
The orbital tumors are tumors that appear somewhere around the orbit. The orbit is the bony socket which protects the eye from any threat. The orbital tumors can appear anywhere in the orbit, and they lead to the displacement of the eyes – basically, the eyes can look bigger, a disease called proptosis, or they are lower or higher than normal, a condition called dystopis. This kind of tumor is very dangerous, as if is not treated in time, it can lead to the complete loss of the eyesight.
The orbital tumors can be treated through an orbital tumor surgery. Orbital tumours are removed via a surgery called an orbitotomy, an orbit opening surgery to access the tumor. This kind of surgery may be performed through a lateral, anterior, medial or posterior route and is then called lateral orbitotomy, anterior orbitotomy, medial orbitotomy or posterior orbitotomy. If multiple approaches are used, then the surgery is called a combined orbitotomy.Theorbitotomy basically consists of a surgery through which the orbit is opened and the tumor is removed. The anterior orbitotomy, used for tumors that are located in the anterior orbit, is done with a transseptal, transperiosteal or transconjunctival incision (Through the conjunctival surface of the eyelid), through which the tumor is removed. The lateral orbitotomy is used to remove masses located deeper in the orbit, or lesions of the lacrimal gland. The incision is placed this time under the brow, higher in the eyebrow or in the small crease in the eyelid. After the incision, the periorbita has to be opened after a small section of the bone has been removed. Once the periorbita is opened, the oculoplasticsurgeomcan remove the tumor, close the periorbita back and replace the bone. When it comes to the posterior orbitotomy, it is done similar to the lateral one, through a same, lateral approach. See Orbitotomy / Orbital surgery video to remove a cavernous hemangioma orbital tumor, By Dr. Debraj Shome:
The recovery time depends on the patient and on the type of surgery that was performed like how complicated was it, or how big the tumor was, but it usually takes around 2 weeks for you to be able to go back to your normal life, as the surgery will give you bruises and swelling that take time to disappear. The first week after the surgery, you will be restrained from doing very difficult sports, and the general effort you do should be minimized. It’s recommended not to travel during the first 4 weeks after the surgery, although you’ll most likely be discharged in just a day after the orbitotomy surgery. You will also need to go for regular checkups after the surgery. After the type or types of orbitotomy you needed are done, there will remain scars, but the scars should be minimal, when the surgery is performed by a skilled oculoplastic surgeon. It takes time, however, for these scars to disappear – usually between 6 – 10 months. During these months you may experience redness, tearing or vision changes. They will eventually go away, but you will need to take the medicine your doctor prescribed you. Sometimes, using artificial tears is also recommended.
The symptoms of the tumors are usually red eyes, double vision, loss of vision, eyeball bulging, large eyes and even pain sometimes. If you notice any of these symptoms, you’re very likely to have a tumor and you need an orbital cancer surgery.
Over the last few years, several rare forms of cancer are being diagnosed due to better medical technology. Rare cancers of the eye socket or the orbit can pose a significant risk of complications and metastasis. Orbital tumour removal and reconstructive surgery are a way to ensure timely treatment of the tumour and preventing further spread.
Any surgical procedure involves a considerable investment. If you require orbital tumour surgery, you should thoroughly research procedure costs. The cost of orbital tumour surgery depends on the extent of reconstruction required as well as the type of surgery needed. In the interest of health and safety, please choose a reputed medical centre and well known surgeon.
The Esthetic Clinic can provide you high quality care throughout your surgery and recovery period. Dr. Debraj Shome is a highly recommended oculoplastic surgeon who has been trained in several world renowned hospitals. Our well trained staff will take excellent care of you during your time at the clinic.
A world class facility for skin care treatment and cosmetic surgery, The Esthetic Clinic aims to cater to all your surgical needs. Dr.Debraj Shome has an impeccable surgical success rate when it comes to performing orbital surgery and reconstruction. If you have decided to undergo orbital tumour surgery, The Esthetic Clinic is the right place for you.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.