Orbital Tumors in Colorado Springs

Springs Aesthetics offers treatments for orbital tumors for residents of Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock, Pueblo, and other areas of Colorado. Orbital tumors are benign or malignant growths that grow in the eye tissue.

What are Orbital Tumors?

Orbital Tumors in Colorado SpringsOrbital tumors are any type of abnormal growth inside the eye tissues. Numerous growths, both benign and malignant, affect the orbital tissues and bones around the eyes. Early detection and diagnosis is key to ensuring the best outcomes for patients, but Dr. Burroughs has worked on even the most difficult cases of orbital tumors that are more advanced in nature. Orbital tumor management has become a lesser component of his practice, but with his over twenty year experience he will manage consultations to him. Other times, for the most complicated and/or high-risk cases he will recommend referral to an academic center with tertiary level services, expertise, and staffing.

How Much Does Treatment for Orbital Tumors Cost?

The cost of treatment for orbital tumors varies based on the complexity of the diagnostic, treatment protocols, and the specifics of your insurance coverage. As part of your consultation with Dr. Burroughs, we will review the costs associated with your care. If you are interested in making affordable monthly payments for your orbital tumor treatment, you may be eligible for financing through CareCredit® or Alphaeon®.

Do I Have an Orbital Tumor?

More often than not, orbital tumors require biopsy or complete excision for the most accurate diagnosis and management. Rarely, they can be diagnosed by specific radiographic features by an MRI or CT and be observed if they are felt to be benign before potentially risky surgery is performed.

Some of the more common signs of an orbital tumor may be related to other conditions, but you may experience:

  • Vision changes, such as blurriness or even blindness
  • Vision distortions, such as spots and irregular lines
  • Light flashes
  • Dark areas on the iris
  • Pupil changes
  • Swelling
  • Redness of the eye
  • Proptosis (pushing of the eye outward)
  • Eyelid retraction (lids pulled too open)
  • Double vision
  • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid margin)

Having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily indicate that you have an orbital tumor, which is why we strongly encourage you to seek the guidance and knowledge of Dr. Burroughs.  Dr. Burroughs is aware of non-surgical treatments and will refer to those physicians when a situation dictates this would be best.

How are Orbital Tumors Treated?

Some suspected tumors turn out to be vascular (blood vessel) anomalies and can be handled by interventional radiologists. Orbital surgery can be very risky and is generally only handled by fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon subspecialists like Dr. Burroughs. Even in Dr. Burroughs “non-academic center” office-based practice, he has seen some rare tumors and shares his experiences with colleagues through peer reviewed publications as well as giving talks at national and international meeting symposia. Sometimes, Dr. Burroughs collaborates with other surgeons (e.g., ENT) for the safest and most thorough approach to orbital surgery.  Dr. Burroughs will provide tertiary level referral if he deems it would be best in your circumstance to have a multi-member surgical team that may comprise multiple surgical subspecialists.

What is the Prognosis After Treatment for Orbital Tumors?

Dr. Burroughs specializes in orbital tumor surgery and other treatments for the condition. He will discuss the prognosis of your case during the consultation, as well as over the course of treatment. The details of your case will determine the anticipated outcomes. We encourage patients to not try to research orbital tumors and prognosis data on their own, as much of the information is specific to certain types of cases or may be outdated.

For more than 20 years, Dr. John Burroughs helps men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado, as well as internationally, by providing exceptional care in plastic surgery and eyelid surgery. At his practice, he also offers medical spa treatments that are performed by his aestheticians to complement surgical results and speed healing. To learn more about orbital tumors, contact us today to schedule a consultation.