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Pediatric Orbital and Ocular Tumors

What are orbital and ocular tumors?

Orbital and ocular tumors are benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumors that develop in or around the eyes. Many of these types of tumors are congenital (present at birth) and are benign.

Whether they are benign or malignant, orbital and ocular tumors can cause vision problems or disfigurement if they are left untreated. They can also spread to the optic nerve, the brain and the rest of the body and become life-threatening.

Learn more about our Ophthalmology program at Children’s National Hospital.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

William Madigan

William Madigan

Division Chief, Ophthalmology
Chairman, Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Program
Departments

Departments

Oncology

Our oncology (cancer) team provides personalized treatment plans for children with cancer, including access to clinical trials.

Ophthalmology

Our specialized pediatric ophthalmologists are experts at recognizing and treating complex eye conditions in infants and children.

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Teresa Graves, MSN, RN

Teresa began her career at Children’s National as a student nurse child care technician, and, after 17 years, is now a nurse manager for the primary care clinics. She was recently recognized for her work in Community Nursing by Washingtonian Magazine. 

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