Eyelid Growths and Cancer in Napa, CA

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Is There A Treatment for Eyelid Growths And Cancers?

Eyelid growths and cancers can occur in or on the eyelid. If you notice a growth it is important to make an appointment at our Napa, CA ophthalmology office as soon as possible so one of our board-certified ophthalmologists can look at the growth and see if there is any reason for concern. Diagnoses can vary from styes or cysts to basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, or forms of eyelid cancer. If necessary, we will remove the growth and reconstruct the eyelid as necessary. If you have noticed any changes to the skin around your eye, give Eye Specialists of Napa Valley a call today to schedule a consultation.

What Can I Expect from Eyelid Growth Or Cancer Treatments?

Our eyelids have one of the thinnest layers of skin on our bodies, making them very sensitive and susceptible to harm. While there is no specific cause of eyelid growth or cancer, risk factors include excessive sun exposure, aging, smoking, and a history of skin cancer. A flat or raised lesion on the eye, an ulcer or stye that does not go away, eyelash loss, odd changes to the skin of the eyelid, and swelling and itching are common signs of eyelid cancer. However, anytime you notice a bump or growth on the eyelid, you should have it checked out to ensure it will not cause damage to the eye or surrounding skin. Treatment at our Napa, CA office will vary, depending on the type of growth or cancer, but it will sometimes involve surgical removal. We work with dermatologists or pathologists in the event the growth is suspected to be cancerous to ensure proper removal and diagnosis. Recovery can vary depending on the severity of the procedure, so it is important to follow the instructions that you receive from our team. We will likely schedule a follow-up session at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley to check your healing progress and eye health. Regular eye exams will also be important to your continued health and wellness.

Take Control of Eyelid Cancer

If you have a growth on your eyelid, it is vital that you visit Eye Specialists of Napa Valley to have your eye(s) checked. These growths, while often harmless, could be an indication of eyelid cancer. If ignored, it could spread and cause further damage. Our board-certified ophthalmologists are equipped to diagnose and treat a variety of eyelid growths and cancer types. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, contact our Napa, CA office today.

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