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Specialty / Orbital Issues

The orbit, commonly known as the eye socket, protects the eye and the delicate fat, muscles and nerves around the eye. Our oculoplastic surgeons have extensive experience treating orbital tumors and more.

Orbital Issues & How To Treat Them

When problems arise due to disease, trauma, aging, inflammation or genetic disorders, orbital surgery may be needed. Our oculoplastic team has the specialized skills needed to manage and treat these orbital conditions.

 

Thyroid Eye Disease

Credit: Harvard Health Publishing 2013

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is a condition that is frequently associated with Graves Disease, an autoimmune disease. TED is characterized by inflammation around the eyes that leads to chronic irritation, dryness, bulging of the eyes, double vision, and potentially vision loss. Treatment for TED can range from conservative management with lubrication in mild cases to surgery in more severe cases. Dr. Oester performs eyelid surgery to correct exposure and decompression surgery to address bulging eyes.

 

Orbital Tumors

Orbital tumors are abnormal growths around and behind the eye.  A broad range of tumors can form behind the eye ranging from completely benign tumors to aggressively malignant tumors (cancer).  Appropriate diagnosis and management is paramount to preserving vision and function.  Our team of oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeons have extensive experience in the treatment of orbital tumors.

 

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