The orbit refers to the boney cavity in the skull that houses the eye. Problems that occur in the orbit include infections, inflammations (including thyroid disease), benign masses, and unfortunately cancer as well.
These problems tend to be more serious than eyelid disorders and Dr. Kwitko will advise you as to the best course of treatment which may include medical therapy alone or surgery.
Frequently facial trauma can injure the bones of the orbit as well and Dr. Kwitko uses a team approach to these injuries which may include the involvement of ENT specialists depending on the nature of the trauma.
CT Scan Depiction with a large tumor behind the left eye. The trick is to remove it without damaging the eye or losing any vision.
Always striving to stay on the forefront of the latest advances in eyelid surgery, Dr. Kwitko believes in continuing education, even after more than two decades of loyal service. He's a former Chief of Ophthalmology at St. Joseph's Hospital, a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Florida and a former Chief of Surgery at Memorial Hospital. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Orbital Disorders.