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Introduction to Eye Socket Disorders

By

James Garrity

, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Last full review/revision Jul 2020| Content last modified Jul 2020

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

An Inside Look at the Eye

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

Structures That Protect the Eye

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