The eye sockets (orbits) are bony cavities that contain and protect the eyes and their supporting structures (see figures An Inside Look at the Eye and Structures That Protect the Eye). Disorders affecting the orbits include
An Inside Look at the Eye
- Cavernous sinus thrombosis
- Infections (for example, orbital cellulitis and preseptal cellulitis)
Thyroid disease can also affect the orbits.
Many orbital disorders require treatment by a medical doctor who specializes in eye disorders (ophthalmologist).
Structures That Protect the Eye