Orbit Specialist

Oculoplastic Surgery & Ocular Oncology located in Fairfield, CT

Orbit services offered in Fairfield, CT

Orbital infections, inflammatory disorders and tumors may put your eye health and eyesight at serious risk. There are also many systemic health conditions that present with orbital disorders. At Northeast Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, leading Yale-affiliated ophthalmologist Larissa Habib, MD, offers empathetic care for all types of orbital issues in a welcoming office in the Fairfield, Connecticut, area. Book your appointment by calling the office or schedule your visit through the online scheduler now.

Orbit Q & A

What is the orbit?

The orbit is the entire eye area. This bony socket contains your eyeball, the muscles surrounding it, the lacrimal system (tear ducts), nerves, blood vessels, and your upper and lower eyelids.

What types of problems can occur within the orbital area?

Because the orbit contains so many structures, a variety of issues may occur in this area. Some of the different orbital problems that Dr. Habib treats at Northeast Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons include:

Orbital inflammation

Orbital inflammation is a painful noncancerous (benign) mass. Thyroid eye disease is the leading cause of orbital inflammation affecting adults.

Orbital infection

Orbital infections like orbital cellulitis affect the soft tissues surrounding the eyeball. Most cases of orbital cellulitis occur because of an untreated sinus infection.

Tumors

Tumors are growths anywhere in the orbital area. They can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

Vascular malformation

A vascular malformation is a congenital anomaly in the blood vessels around your eyes. Vascular malformations can grow slowly throughout your life. 

Dr. Habib expertly diagnoses and treats all types of orbital conditions, disorders, and diseases.

When should I seek help for a problem in the orbital area?

Any new growth or change around your eyes warrants an appointment at Northeast Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. It's essential to seek help if you're experiencing eye pain, swelling, or other issues.

Even benign growths can affect your cosmetic appearance or cause problems with your eyesight. Dr. Habib can diagnose your specific issue and determine what kind of treatment you need.

What is the treatment for orbital problems?

Just as there are a wide variety of orbital problems, there are many treatments available. Dr. Habib prescribes a treatment plan with your eye health, vision, and appearance all in mind. 

In some cases, you may need oral or topical medications, and in other situations you could need surgery.

During eye surgery, Dr. Habib can remove necrotic (dead), cancerous, and severely damaged tissues. She can repair damaged tissues and also reconstruct your orbital structures after surgery.

The sooner you treat orbital issues, whether benign or malignant, the better the chances of permanent correction and ongoing excellent eye health. 

To schedule an appointment with orbital disease expert Dr. Habib, call Northeast Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons or click on the provided scheduling link today. 

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