EYELID SKIN CANCER AND RECONSTRUCTION (MOHS REPAIR)
Skin cancers and benign tumors often occur on the eyelids. 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 because skin cancers can often masquerade as benign lesions.
Because of the thin skin of the eyelid and its complicated anatomy, oculofacial plastic surgeons are the most trusted physicians for removing cancers and benign tumors of the eyelids, as well as reconstructing the remaining tissue.
Cysts, skin tags, bumps, chalazions (stys) and other benign lesions of the eyelids can be removed or drained in-office at Hudson Face and Eye under local anesthesia. There is usually no downtime after these procedures.
Mohs surgeons are qualified to remove eyelid tumors, and Dr. Kashyap works with the Mohs surgeons to provide aesthetic reconstruction after removal of the cancerous tissue. There are various methods used by oculoplastic surgeons to reconstruct eyelids after Mohs surgery leaves a visible defect. Treatment depends on the size and location of the defect. Those that are small may be closed simply, but large defects may involve complex reconstructions and require tissue grafts.