University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: Oculoplastics

Herniated orbital fat

herniated orbital fat

Defects or dehiscences in the orbital septum can lead to the swelling in the superior nasal region of the lid as seen in the photo. Surgery revealed this to be normal orbital fat.

herniated orbital fat

Herniation of orbital fat

herniation of orbital fat

Orbital septum defects or dehiscences may allow herniation of orbital fat as seen in the photo. The differential diagnosis includes orbital lipoma and orbital lymphoma.

herniation of orbital fat

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last updated: 02-08-2008