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Eyelid Cancer Removal & Repair

Approximately 5-10% of all skin cancers occur on the eyelids. With our aging population, more and more skin cancers are being identified and treated. Heredity, sun exposure, and other factors contribute to skin cancer formation. The most common skin cancers affecting the eyelids are basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Signs and symptoms of skin cancer on the eyelid include a new lesion that grows larger, bleeds, has an ulcerative component, crusts over or is scaly, may or may not be discolored, and may or may not begin to make the eyelid look different. Both skin cancers are most often treated with surgical excision. Careful excision and reconstruction of the eyelid to preserve function and appearance requires special knowledge of eyelid anatomy and precise technique. Fellowship trained Connecticut oculoplastic surgeon  Katherine J. Zamecki, MD, FACS, performs hundreds such procedures each year. She also often work with local dermatologists in formulating the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient. Please click here for more information on eyelid skin cancer. If you have already had skin cancer on your eyelid, you should have regular screenings to look for new lesions.

Eyelid reconstruction is often covered by insurance. Call 203-791-2020 to schedule your eyelid evaluation with Katherine J. Zamecki, MD, FACS.