Eye Care Expert Forum
mass behind the eye
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

mass behind the eye

My step father has just found out he has a mass behind his eye. He as 69 years old with loads of health complaints. They are rushing him in for a biopsy 2 moz and they want him 2 have a scan on his thyroid. Has anyone got an idea wot this mass could be. Thanks
Related Discussions
284078_tn?1282620298
In general, the most likely things that come to mind are a benign tumor or malignant tumor.  If he was a heavy smoker or has lots of other cancer risk factors then that would probably make the risk of malignancy higher.  Some tumors can be removed surgically and others respond well to chemotherapy and radiation is used for some.  Sometimes this retro orbital tumor can be a sign of caned in another part of the body so a systemic workup is likely underway already.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank