Non-cancerous tumors and inflammation sometimes occur in the tissues around the eye. These growths are called benign tumors or benign disease. However, they can cause severe discomfort as well as several health issues, such as pushing the eye forward, bulging, or protrusion. People with benign and cancerous eye conditions receive national leading care from experts at Sylvester and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System. Bascom Palmer is consistently ranked as the nation's #1 ophthalmology hospital by U.S News & World Report.
Non-cancerous (benign) diseases of the eye include:
- Orbital Pseudotumor: An often painful swelling of tissue behind the eye, which occurs in the hollow space where the eye sits (the orbit). The condition doesn’t spread to other tissues or places in the body, but the swelling can impact other tissues around the eye. The swelling can make eye movement difficult or may cause the eye to protrude outward. Orbital pseudotumor can affect one or both eyes.
- Benign Lymphoid Hyperplasia (LH): Lumps that can occur in the eye, which can be associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Thyroid Eye Disease: A condition that causes the immune system to attack the thyroid gland. The gland responds by secreting an excess thyroid hormone, which affects the eye muscles and connective tissue in the eye socket. Symptoms can include a goiter (enlarged thyroid in the neck) and bulging eyes.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Multidisciplinary care teams. You have a comprehensive eye care team on your side. Your team will include experts in ophthalmology, dermatology, ocular oncology, radiation oncology and pathology. Working together, they provide you with individualized care and your best possible results.
More experience than other centers. We see more patients with common and rare eye diseases than anyone else, and that shows in our ability to diagnose and treat serious eye conditions.
One of only four designated Cancer Centers of Excellence in Florida. We treat cancer, and only cancer, giving you the best potential outcomes. You can be confident knowing you are in the best possible place to treat your cancer in South Florida.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the top-rated facility in the country for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye.
Reconstructive surgery specialists. If your eye disease is severe, and requires some degree of surgery, we offer reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery options. Our Sylvester-Bascom Palmer team has top specialists in this field for facial and eye cases. We can restore as natural a look as possible. Our goal is to restore a natural look and allow you to return to daily activities as quickly as possible.