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The skin around the eyes can develop small cancers, as can the skin anywhere on the body.

There are some specific problems in diagnosing and treating tumours in, on or near the eye, and it makes sense to have specialist attention in this area.


Any new lump which is getting bigger or causing problems should be seen to by your local doctor, who can refer you on to a specialist if there are any concerns.


Depending on the specific nature of your problem, Anne may choose to observe the lesion for a short while, biopsy the lesion, or arrange for your admission to hospital to have the lesion removed. She will discuss with you personally the details of your problem and the best choice of treatment for you.


Surgery is performed in hospital as a day case procedure under local anaesthetic, with sedation if you feel anxious.


Anne removes the lesion and sends it to pathology, to confirm what it is and to make sure it has been completely removed, then sews the wound closed with tiny stitches. Sometimes a skin graft is required. Antibiotic ointment is used on the cuts for a week.


Anne sees you in the rooms a week later to remove the stitches and to review the pathology with you. She will discuss any further treatment that may be required at this appointment.


Please Contact the Clinic if you would like to know more.

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