EYELID LESION REMOVAL
Benign eyelid lesions are very common, including cysts, skin tags, bumps, and styes (chalazions). At Hudson Face and Eye, we can treat you on the same day as your first visit. In some cases, however, a lesion may require an operating room procedure or more extensive treatment.
In the hands of our experienced surgeon, Dr. Kashyap, the lesions can be treated with little to no discomfort. In her Manhattan office, our oculofacial surgeon treats patients from all over the New York City metropolitan area, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Upstate New York, and Long Island.
WHY CHOOSE HUDSON FACE AND EYE?
Even a minor treatment such as cyst removal can be nerve-wracking. After all, it’s your eye!
Dr. Kashyap has had extensive training in eyelid lesion removal and has performed hundreds of these procedures to maintain vital eye health and improve appearance. She uses the latest techniques, helping patients benefit from the profession’s most advanced approaches to lesion treatment.
Our fellowship-trained Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon completed her residency and fellowship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE). Dr. Kashyap is also a Clinical Instructor for the NYEE and Montefiore residents.
CAUSES OF EYELID LESIONS
Eyelid lesions are the result of cellular changes in the skin, muscle, or deeper tissues of the eyelid. A stye or chalazion, for example, is a bump that develops in the cartilaginous portion of the eyelid, caused by a blockage in the oil glands that sit behind the eyelashes and produce the oil layer in your our tears. See our same-day-stye page about specific treatment for this condition.
Cysts are also related to the sweat glands of the eyelid, while warts on the eyelid are caused by a virus. Lipid build-up in the skin and muscle can cause a yellow lesion called a Xanthelasma, which can correlate with hypercholesterolemia or hyperlipidemia.
The most common skin cancers that occur on the eyelids are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. It is important to have any new eyelid bumps examined, as skin cancers can often masquerade as benign lesions.