Symptoms of an Orbital Tumor

Symptoms of an orbital tumor may include:

  • Bulging forward of the eyeball
  • Flattened eyeball
  • Numbness or tingling around the eye
  • An inability to move one eye in synch with the other
  • Vision changes or loss
  • Pain around the eye
  • Swollen or droopy eyelid

Because these symptoms may mean many things other than an orbital tumor, patients experiencing them should be examined by an eye doctor first, then referred to a specialist if a tumor is suspected. At major medical centers, multidisciplinary tumor boards with experts from a wide range of specialties will evaluate a patient to develop the best treatment plan for that individual.

Treatment plans may include both medical and surgical elements (see Diagnosing and Treating an Orbital Tumor).

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Reviewed by: Philip E. Stieg, M.D., Ph.D.
Last reviewed/last updated: October 2020

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