Orbital Disease and Surgery
Dr. Palu’s practice includes evaluation and treatment of orbital diseases includes inflammatory conditions (pseudotumor, idiopathic orbital inflammation), thyroid disease, and infections (orbital cellulitis).
Dr. Palu also treats orbital tumors include primary orbital tumors (lymphoma, hemangioma, fibrous histiocytoma, melanoma, lympangioma, vascular malformations), metastatic tumors, tumors extending from the skin, from the sinuses and from the brain.
Orbital Trauma / Orbital Fractures
Dr. Palu has over 23 years of extensive experience in treating patients who have sustained orbital injuries and injuries around the eyes including orbital fractures, orbital floor fractures (blowout fractures), retrobulbar hemorrhages (orbital hemorrhages), post traumatic enophthalmos and the late consequences of orbital fractures and injuries. Dr. Palu also performs enucleation and socket reconstruction to treat the anophthalmic socket and improve the appearance in patients who have lost an eye. Dr. Palu also performs orbital exenteration and orbital reconstruction.
His training at New York University Medical Center included treating trauma patients at Bellevue Hospital, where he has taught since 1989 as part of his teaching at New York University School of Medicine and New York University Medical Center. During his fellowship in Boston he treated trauma patients at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Palu will often work in conjunction with surgeons in other specialties to treat patients with complex injuries involving structures around the eyes.