Skin cancer near the eyes is called periocular skin cancer. Depending on the type of skin cancer, whether basal, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma, Columbia ophthalmic oncologists are experts in diagnosing and treating periocular conditions quickly and comprehensively.
Periocular is usually noticeable as a change in the skin around the eyes. A lump or lesion that doesn’t heal within a few weeks needs to be examined.
A biopsy can be taken of the cells to determine if it is cancerous and what kind of cancer it may be.
Treatments We Offer
Columbia ophthalmic oncologists can treat your eye cancers in several ways depending on the cancer. Usually, the cancer is carefully removed surgically, ensuring that the eyelid still functions properly and looks correct. That involves using our team approach and enlisting our oculoplastic specialists to assist. Depending on the extent of the surgery, reconstruction can be done by grafting the skin and suturing the area removed.
Why Choose Columbia?
At Columbia, we offer unparalleled care for our patients, using the most advanced techniques in state-of-the facilities in a multi-specialty and collaborative approach. We always strive to improve our patients’ futures and make sure they stay healthy for the rest of their lives.