TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Orbital Metastasis

Several types of cancer can spread (metastasize) to reach the tissues around the eye (orbit). The most common orbital metastases are cancers of the breast, lung, kidney or prostate gland. About 20% of patients who present with an orbital metastasis do not have a known primary cancer elsewhere. 

Orbital metastasis can produce many different findings like bulging eye, double vision, pain, or inability to move the eye. There are several tests that help to better delineate the extent of orbital metastasis and these include computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The final diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy. Sometimes the biopsy is by a needle and other times it requires surgery. Treatment of orbital metastasis usually involves chemotherapy or radiotherapy, but sometimes the entire tumor can be removed by surgery.

 

Orbital Metastasis Photos