Eyelid Cancer

Eyelid Cancer can affect the upper or lower eyelids. The risk factors for developing an eyelid cancer are sun exposure, smoking, reduced immune system and advanced age. When patients have a skin cancer on the eyelid, it usually needs to be removed. In some cases, it can spread to other parts of the body and/or face.

 

Why should I get my eyelid cancer surgery with Dr Thiagarajah?

 

Dr Thiagarajah is well versed with eyelid anatomy as an oculoplastic surgeon. The most important component with removal of eyelid cancer is the proper reconstruction of the eyelid so the eyelids return their function to lubricate and cover the eye. As an oculoplastic surgeon, Dr Thiagarajah's expertise in the eyelids, eye socket and tear duct give him the ability to reconstruct the eyelids with the best return of form and function.

 

What is the downtime for Eyelid Cancer Reconstruction?

 

The downtime for eyelid cancer reconstruction can be anywhere from 1 week to 12 weeks depending on how extensive the cancer has spread in the eyelid. Occasionally, the eyelid is in the tear duct or in the eye socket and further work needs to be done which means there may be two stages for the surgery.Dr Thiagarajah will discuss this with each patient at their appointment.

 

How long is Eyelid Cancer surgery?

rther work needs to be done which means there may be two stages for the surgery.Dr Thiagarajah will discuss this with each patient at their appointment.

Do I need someone to be with me for my Blepharoplasty?

rther work needs to be done which means there may be two stages for the surgery.Dr Thiagarajah will discuss this with each patient at their appointment.

What are the risks of Blepharoplasty?

rther work needs to be done which means there may be two stages for the surgery.Dr Thiagarajah will discuss this with each patient at their appointment.

When can I resume normal activities after Blepharopalsty?

rther work needs to be done which means there may be two stages for the surgery.Dr Thiagarajah will discuss this with each patient at their appointment.

When do the stitches come out after Eyelid Cancer Reconstruction?

Eyelid Cancer reconstruction usually is done with dissolvable stitches