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What is that bump near my eye?

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Sometimes a bump on or near the eyelid is just a benign growth.  It may hinder your vision or distract from your appearance, but it is not harmful.  A growth that changes size, shape or color over time, could be cancerous and dangerous to your health if left untreated.  It can be hard to tell which lesions are malignant and which are benign, so it is important to get checked out by a physician.  Dermatologists are usually thought of first for diagnosing and treating skin cancer.  When the lesion is close to or on the eyelid, dermatologists and other surgeons will often refer you to an oculoplastic surgeon, such as myself.  An oculoplastic surgeon is an eye doctor who is specially trained in eyelid plastic surgery.   Cancerous lesions are surgical removed, usually in an outpaitent facility, where the tissue can be examined by a pathologist to ensure that all the cancer has been removed.  If you have concerns about a growth on or near your eyelid, contact our office at 623-977-9000 for an evaluation.

Victor Eyecare

Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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623-977-9000

Victor Eyecare Office Hours

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8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

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