Rhabdomyosarcoma – Cancer of Orbit

What is Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)? Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common cancer originating from the soft tissue of the orbit in children. Orbit is the bony cavity in which the eye resides. It is common in pediatric age group and they are rare in adults. Causes of RMS Rhabdomyosarcoma is caused by some genetic predispositions. Changes in DNA can cause activation of genes promoting cell growth and suppression of genes which inhibit cell growth. This imbalance [...]

2017-04-10T18:40:25-05:00April 10th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery, Treatment|2 Comments

Proptosis – Protrusion of the Eye Could Be a Sign of Cancer

Meningioma is a tumor arising from the covering layers of the brain in the cranial cavity and the optic nerve behind the eye in the orbit. The tumor can cause gradual loss of vision in one eye and may be associated with protrusion of the involved eye as the tumor pushes the eye forward. Both the children and the adults are affected. The diagnosis can be confirmed with CT and MRI. Surgery or radiotherapy or [...]

2017-04-10T18:52:15-05:00July 7th, 2016|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care|1 Comment

Eye Symptoms of a Brain Tumor

Some eye symptoms are manifestations of a brain tumor. A tumor in the brain can cause symptoms either because of raised pressure in the cranial cavity or because of direct pressure by the tumor on the adjacent structures above and behind the eyes. The tumor can compress the arteries, veins and nerves meant for the eyes and produce symptoms depending on the structures affected or damaged. Apart from the eye symptoms, the brain tumor also [...]

2016-11-06T15:31:30-06:00June 28th, 2016|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments
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