Eyelid tumours

Eyelid tumours are fortunately uncommon, and most are not cancers that can spread elsewhere in the body. However, if they are not treated, they will grow and ultimately cause damage to the eyelid and surrounding tissues. Surgery is the treatment of choice for all eyelid tumours and they should be removed promptly to ensure the best outcome. Surgical excision is almost always curative and the lesion can usually be removed without significant cosmetic impact, especially if done at an early stage. Although the diagnosis may be obvious at your consultation, in some cases a preliminary biopsy will be necessary to confirm the precise type of tumour prior to definitive treatment. This biopsy is performed under local anaesthetic and a small piece of the tumour is removed to be examined under a microscope.

Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma