Ocular Tumors

Also known as: eye tumors, orbital tumors

What are ocular tumors?

Ocular tumors are any type of tumor that impacts the eyeball or the surrounding area. They can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).  

What causes ocular tumors?
Many ocular tumors are hereditary and can be passed down from parents to children. Others are the result of another medical condition or occur for unknown reasons.

What are the symptoms of ocular tumors?
Symptoms can range widely based on the nature and severity of the tumor. Some don’t cause many symptoms beyond the tumor itself, while others can negatively impact vision, eye movement or other basic functions of the eye.

What are ocular tumor care options?
Treatments for ocular tumors can range from surgery to radiation therapy to laser or freezing techniques.

Reviewed by: Zenia Aguilera, MD

This page was last updated on: 5/24/2018 11:40:46 AM


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