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Skin Cancer and Lesions of the Eyelid

The skin is considered to be the body’s largest organ.  This very active organ is susceptible to an array of medical conditions ranging from benign problems such as warts and styes to malignant lesions like basal cell carcinoma.  Even the small, sensitive eyelids can be affected by these problems.  The most common way to diagnose a skin condition on or around the eyelid is by performing a tissue biopsy.  The ability to biopsy abnormal or suspicious tissue samples is crucial in diagnosing and treating eyelid conditions.  Dr. Lane’seducation and training qualifies her to evaluate and remove these irritating and suspicious looking eyelid lesions.

Early Warning Signs Include:

  • A lump or bump that frequently bleeds or does not disappear
  • Persistent red eye or inflammation of the eyelids that does not respond to medication
  • Newly acquired flat or elevated pigmented lesions that have irregular boards and growth
  • Unexplained loss of eyelashes


  • Sunscreens and moisturizers formulated for the eye area
  • Sunglasses with UV-blocking lenses
  • Hats