Orbit disorders treatment

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Orbit disorders are a broad group of various ophthalmic diseases. They affect vision and appearance and cause discomfort. Orbit issues might be chronic or acute, affecting one or both eyes. Treatment includes conservative therapy (drops or ointments with hormones or antibiotics) and surgery (removal and repair of damaged structures).

The orbit (also called the eye socket) is the place in the skull where the eye, muscles, and nerves are held. Various conditions cause socket disorders: inflammation, trauma, tumours, infections, etc.

Ophthalmologists classify orbital disorders as follows:

  • Orbit inflammation. Systemic disease can affect the eye (for example, vasculitis or Graves' disease), or the condition directly affects the eyes (scleritis, inflammation of the lacrimal gland, etc.).
  • Orbit abscesses and cysts are collections in capsules with pus or fluid. They are characterized by soreness and redness of the eye socket.
  • Orbit haemorrhage is bleeding within the socket, might be one- or two-sided and causes visual impairment.

Whether it is trauma, swelling, or inflammation, orbital disorders cause significant discomfort, a change in the size of the palpebral fissure, and often ptosis (drooping of the eyelid, asymmetrical gaze).

Symptoms of injuries and fractures include blurred vision, double vision, bruises under the eyes, limited movement of the affected eye, enophthalmos (eye shifts back), orbit deformation, and orbit atrophy. Signs of inflammation of the socket: orbit oedema, redness, pain, blurred vision and exophthalmos (bulging eyes).

Diagnosis of orbital disorders varies from ophthalmoscopy to ultrasound and imaging techniques (CT and MRI). For tumours, doctors recommend a biopsy (examination of a piece of tissue under a microscope).

Therapy for orbital conditions is also varied and depends on the type of disease, its level of progression, and the symptoms it causes. Some orbit injuries require surgical reconstruction. Tumours, cysts, and some other orbit lesions are treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Inflammatory processes are treated with medication, such as hormonal drugs, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory and painkillers.

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