Minor Procedures/Medical Services
Eyelid Lesion/Mole Removal
Many types of skin growths can occur on the eyelids. Many of these lumps and bumps are benign, but occasionally are more serious.
The most important reason to remove an eyelid growth is to be sure it is not cancer. An oculoplastic surgeon should closely evaluate any growth that changes in size, shape, color, or bleeds.
While most eyelid growths are not cancerous, they may cause irritation with blinking or rubbing the eyes. Even small eyelid growths can cause difficulty with applying make up, and since the eyes are the focal point of the face, small growths may be easily noticed.
Removing eyelid lesions and growths is usually a relatively quick procedure, however great care must be taken to protect the eye as well as ensure the eyelid position and function are maintained. Recovery is usually very quick. Sutures may or may not be necessary depending on the size of the growth. If there is any concern about the lesion, a biopsy will be sent out for tissue diagnosis.