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Old 08-22-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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tumor in orbit

Hi everyone,
I sure hope someone can give me information, the anxiety is killing me.
In 1998 I had a heart attack. Since that time I noticed that my left eye always looked larger than the right eye. I told my cardio this he just shrugged his shoulders.

Fast forward to 2008, I had loss of vision for about 1 min then it came back.

Went to see specialist in this field. He told me that this was a good type of tumor to have, and it is benign. He told me to come back once a year.

I went this past week, and I knew and he noticed that the eye looked worse. He sent me for an MRI to compare from 3 yrs ago.

I went to pick up my report today, (because I couldn't wait a mth until I see him to find out) the results.

This is what I found out:
There is a well circumscribed mass inoving the feft inferior orbit with deformity of the glovbe. The mass appears to be measuring approximately 2.0 cm A-P x 1.8 cm TRV x 1.5 cm S-I. There is mild deformitty of the inferior surface of the globe and mild proptosis.
The lesion appears to have increased by approximately 5 mm in its AP axis and approximately 3-4 mm in the SI axis. There is no additional evidence of orbital lesion. There is no optic nerve abnormality, No abnormal enhancement is otherwise seen. There is moderate white matter change.

Sorry this is so long, but I am trying to be prepared with questions before I go back to the dr in Sept.

IMPRESSION: Well circumscribed inferior orbital mass measuring 2.0 cm A-P x x 1.8 cm TRV x 1.5 cm S-I

Will I lose my eyesight, or will I lose my eye, or both! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Marilyn

Last edited by crossing23; 08-22-2011 at 08:32 AM.