Orbital Inflammatory Pseudotumor

Orbital inflammatory pseudotumor is characterized by inflammation within the orbit, or eye socket, that mimics symptoms similar to a tumor in the same site. The cause is unknown.

Orbital inflammatory pseudotumor usually occurs in only one eye. Symptoms may include:

  • Redness
  • Bulging of the eye
  • Pain in the eye.
  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision.

Your ophthalmologist will probably order a scan to confirm the diagnosis In order to rule out other conditions, your ophthalmologist may run other tests and biopsy orbital tissues if necessary.

Orbital inflammatory pseudotumor is usually treated with steroid medications. If further treatment is necessary, radiation therapy is another option. In some cases the symptoms may return so regular monitoring of the condition is necessary.