The orbit of the eye consists of tissues surrounding the eyeball, including muscles that move the eyeball in different directions and the nerves attached to the eye. Orbital masses are lesions behind and around the eye which may impact the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels of the eyes. Common symptoms of these masses include double vision, severe pain, and vision loss.
Diagnosis of these orbital masses is essential for determining treatment, and imaging tests will assist in diagnosing whether or not these tumors are benign or malignant. A biopsy may be conducted to provide a definitive diagnosis. Most orbital tumors are benign, though if the tumor causes visual problems, surgical excision may be necessary even in these cases.
Orbital Reconstruction is a procedure which repairs various deformities and complications of the orbit, including orbital dystopia, fractures, and exorbitism, which occurs when normal orbital tissue exists, but a small bony orbit results in the eyes bulging outwards.
CT scans will help diagnose these deformities, and orbital reconstruction will help correct these deformities through many and various techniques.
Thyroid Muscle Strabismus Surgery
Hyperthyroidism, also known as an overactive thyroid gland, involves an excessive amount of hormone production that can lead to weight loss, irregular heartbeat, and irritability. One of the most common reasons for an overactive thyroid gland is Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies cause the thyroid muscle to produce too much of the hormone thyroxine. Common symptoms of thyroid eye disease include bulging eyes, swollen eyelids, and red eyes.
If conservative treatment measures, such as glasses and prisms, are not effective, than surgical treatment may be recommended. Strabismus surgery repositions fibrotic eye muscles to better align the eyes, and corrects the double vision associated with thyroid eye disease.