Oculoplastic tumor removal can address tumors affecting the eyelids, eye sockets, and surrounding areas.
What is oculoplastic tumor removal?
Oculoplastic surgery is a specialized field of ophthalmology that deals with conditions affecting the structures around the eye, including the eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal system. Tumors in these areas can be either benign or malignant, and their treatment depends on their location, size, and type.
Benign tumors can often be removed with a simple excision, while malignant tumors may require more extensive surgery, such as orbital exenteration or enucleation. At Chicago Cornea Consultants, a thorough examination is conducted to determine the extent of the tumor and its effects on the surrounding tissues. Imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs may be used to gain a clearer view of the obstruction.
During surgery, the oculoplastic surgeon carefully removes the tumor while preserving as much of the healthy tissue as possible. Reconstruction of the affected area may be necessary to restore normal function and appearance. Overall, the goal is to completely remove the tumor while minimizing the risk of recurrence and preserving the patient's vision and quality of life.