Risks of orbital tumors
As these tumors slowly enlarge, the eye bulges forward and eye movement may be limited. While many of these tumors are benign, malignant orbital tumors are often aggressive and can potentially be life-threatening. Even benign orbital tumors may cause vision loss, double vision, and significant eye and orbital damage owing to their size and location.
Orbital tumors can be a serious threat based on factors related to diagnosis, size, and location. Some can even represent a serious life-threatening process. When treated with correct surgery, they can be accurately diagnosed and removed within the scope of maximizing patient safety. It is imperative to recognize that these tumors may cause vision loss and double vision, and that surgery may not be able to prevent this depending on diagnosis, location, and size of the mass.