Repairing Surgery for Eyelid Skin Cancer
The eyelids are areas where development of nonmelanoma skin cancers frequently occur, with the lower eyelid being the most common. Surprisingly, eyelid skin cancer is actually the most common form of skin cancer; however, eyelid skin cancer is missed at times because it can be confused for a simple inflammation or a stye. It is important to note that studies that studies have shown that eyelid skin cancers occurs more frequently in men than in women, with most cases found in the lower eyelids.
It is important to have any inflammation of the eye addressed immediately, so that in the event that it turns out to be a type of eyelid skin cancer, it can be treated in order to prevent it from spreading to the eye itself. When eyelid skin cancer is diagnosed, proper management is necessary to ensure the health of the eye itself. It is important to detect eyelid skin cancer early. The earlier the detection, the less extensive the reconstruction.
Early Symptoms of Eyelid Skin Cancer
- Persistent red eye or inflammation of the eyelids that does not respond to medication.
- Lump that frequently bleeds and does not disappear.
- Flat or elevated pigmented lesions with irregular borders.
- Unexplained loss of eyelashes.
This is an example of basal cell carcinomas typically seen
in light skinned people who have a history of sun
exposure. These cancers are usually destructive to the eyelid
tissue and should be address as soon as possible.
Oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad has extensive experience in aesthetic eyelid reconstruction and can discuss the best options for treating and repairing damage due to your eyelid cancer with you. Before making a decision, please consider having a personal evaluation with New York eyelid surgery specialist and Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad to determine what is the most appropriate procedure(s) for your specific case.