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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.
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Ophthalmology

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

Oncology

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

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