Periocular Skin Cancer Treatment
Lesions, lumps or soreness on the upper or lower eyelids that don’t heal within a few weeks of at-home treatment may be a sign of periocular skin cancer. Frequently occurring on the lower eyelid, this type of skin cancer can spread to the nasal and orbital cavities and lead to tissue damage, blindness, and though rare, death if left untreated. If an eyelid bump gives you cause for concern, schedule an appointment at Eye Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of Central New York right away.
Periocular Skin Cancer Defined
Because of their thin, delicate structures, the eyelids are particularly prone to skin cancer. While the upper eyelid can be affected, cases of skin cancer usually present on the lower eyelid, as it experiences more sun exposure. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of eyelid skin cancer, while squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma are much less common. Warning signs and symptoms of eyelid cancer include:
- A bump that bleeds or doesn’t go away
- Persistent red eye or inflammation of the eyelids
- Pigmented spots that have irregular borders and growth
- Loss of eyelashes
What to Expect from Treatment
Like other forms of cancer, early detection is essential to the prevention of severe tissue damage, blindness and reoccurrence. At Eye Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of Central New York, our highly trained oculoplastic surgeons have extensive experience with the removal of eyelid skin cancers. We’re not only prepared to remove the growth, but we’re able to perform reconstructive surgery using edge suturing and skin grafts to preserve eyelid function and appearance.
Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment at Eye Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of Central New York, call us today at 315-422-3937 or 800-572-2748. Our office is located at 3400 Vickery Rd. in North Syracuse, NY – just a short drive from I-81, I-90 and other major thoroughfares.