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Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

March 3, 2021 | 7:00 am–8:00 am MCW_Icons_Make_An_Appointment_Green iCAL

Cavernous Hemangioma of the Orbit: Topographical Implications for Management

Gerald Harris, MD, FACS
Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

Cavernous hemangioma, the most common benign orbital tumor in adults, can usually be diagnosed by pre-operative imaging. However, micro-anatomic relationships to normal structures and future growth potential are unknowns at patient presentation. These variables impact vision both in the tumor’s natural history and its treatment outcomes. Understanding the lesion’s pathogenesis underscores the importance of its topography within the orbit, and how the latter can aid in management decisions.


  1. To appreciate the pathogenesis and natural history of orbital cavernous hemangioma (venous malformation)
  2. To consider how tumor topography impacts function To review therapeutic options, and how their application varies with tumor topography

Event Location

  • Webex