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Orbital Tumors Surgery

  • Do you feel your eyes are always tired?
  • Do your eyes look larger than before?
  • When was the last time you checked with an eye specialist?
  • Do you have trouble reading for long hours?
  • Do your eyes water or do you have trouble looking in different directions of gaze?

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.

What are the orbital tumors?

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.

How can the orbital tumors be treated?

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:

Proptosis Treatment Proptosis | Exophthalmos| Cavernous Hemangioma| Lateral Orbitotomy Surgery in Mumbai, India



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.

FAQs (Frequently Ask Question)

Which are the symptoms of an orbital tumor?

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.

Are there any risks concerning the surgery?

The orbital tumor surgery is safe, but there are a few risks, such as a temporary discomfort or blurring of vision, dry eyes, infection, numbness in the cheek or the forehead, or change of vision. Just like the bruising and the swelling, they should disappear soon too. If they continue, you need to check with your doctor immediately, as the tumor might not be all gone, or you may need another surgery.

Orbital Tumor Surgery Surgery Before After Photos, See the Patient Result-

What is the cost of Orbital Tumors 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.


About Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinic, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Holy Family Hospital & Nova Specialty Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, Best Oculoplastic Surgeon India”, etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life …Read more

E: debrajshome@gmail.com | M: +91-22-33756374       

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