Eyelid Cancer in Las Vegas, NV

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What is eyelid cancer?

Eyelid cancer is a disease that occurs on or in the eyelid. There are several common types of eyelid cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma, and melanoma. At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, seasoned oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint offers eyelid cancer treatment to eliminate malignant tumors. His goal is not only to remove dangerous lesions but also to reconstruct the eyelid in order to restore a natural appearance. If you suspect you may have eyelid cancer or have noticed changes in the skin around your eyes, call our office today to set up a comprehensive exam.

What are the causes and symptoms of eyelid cancer?

The eyelids consist of some of the thinnest layers of skin on the body, which makes them more sensitive and susceptible to damage. There is no one specific cause of eyelid cancer, but risk factors include excessive sun exposure, advanced age, fair skin, poor overall health, and a history of skin cancer. The most common signs and symptoms of eyelid cancer include a flat or raised lesion on the eye, an ulcer or stye that does not heal, abnormal changes in the eyelid skin, loss of eyelashes, chronic itching, swelling, or infection. 

How Is Eyelid Cancer Diagnosed?

Diagnosing eyelid cancer begins with a consultation with Dr. Myint where he will examine the affected eyelid. Then, if warranted, he will typically order a biopsy in which a small sample of the skin is taken and sent to a lab for analysis. In certain cases, a CT, MRI, or PET scan may be recommended. If cancer is detected, Dr. Myint can remove the affected skin while repairing the eyelid to retain its natural shape and appearance.

How is eyelid cancer treated?

Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of eyelid cancer. The most common form of treatment is surgical excision. Generally, Dr. Myint will first complete a thorough evaluation of the area and often coordinates with an on-site pathologist to ensure all the cancerous tissue has been removed. In some cases, a dermatologic surgeon may be consulted for Mohs surgery. Dr. Myint will then reconstruct the eyelid to repair the treated tissue. As an expert oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Myint has the knowledge and skill to perform such a delicate and complex surgery.

What can I expect after eyelid cancer surgery?

Patients may experience some side effects like bruising and swelling around the eye, but these should resolve within a short period. Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery will provide comprehensive postoperative guidelines to minimize discomfort and promote healing. It is important that patients follow all postoperative instructions and protect the surgical area as directed, as this will ensure safe and optimal results. We may schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and progress after eyelid surgery.

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1 – 3 Months
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Eyelid Cancer faqs

How can you tell if you have eyelid cancer?

Symptoms of eyelid cancer include a bump that is waxy, shiny, and smooth, or red and firm. A sore that is crusty, bloody, or scabbed and a brown or skin-colored lesion that may look like a scar or a scaly skin patch that is rough, brown, or red can also be signs of eyelid cancer.

How common is eyelid cancer?

Skin cancer is a very common form of cancer, and about 5 - 10% of skin cancers occur on the eyelids.

Is eyelid cancer serious?

A small percentage of eyelid cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) that pose a higher risk for spreading, with a small number of cases becoming life-threatening. Melanoma is a more dangerous type of skin cancer that can occur around the eye, but it is rarer.

What causes eyelid cancer?

Sunburns, injuries, disease, and burns on the eyelid result in a higher risk for eyelid cancer. Squamous cell and basal cell cancers result from too much repeated direct exposure to the sun.

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Eyelid cancer is a serious condition that should not go untreated. If ignored, it can spread beyond the eyelid and cause further damage. Dr. Shoib Myint is a fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon who specializes in surgical treatment and reconstruction of the eyes and face. He has treated many patients and helped them regain a natural appearance. Get in touch with Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV today to schedule an exam.

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