Lesion Excisions from Burcham Eyecare Center
At the Burcham Eyecare Center, we take a lot of pride in the care that we provide to the individuals and families of the Aurora area. Our ophthalmology team is here to provide an overview of some of the most common excisions we perform. We know that many people are going to be nervous about an ophthalmologist removing a lump or bump from their eyelid. We are here to provide some important information.
An Overview of Common Excisions
There are a number of treatment options that we provide to our patients and one of the most common surgical options we provide is called excisions. These are typically performed on lumps and bumps that are present on the eyelid. These bumps are incredibly common and can be categorized as either benign or malignant (meaning cancerous). Sometimes, we aren’t able to tell whether or not a lesion is benign or malignant until we remove it.
An Examination is First
Before we remove any lumps or bumps, we are going to perform a thorough examination first. We will start by taking a look at the lump to see if it can be diagnosed before any further process takes place. The lesions will be examined closely, looking at its size, shape, level, color, and mobility. We are also going to examine whether or not it is tender.
If we think there is a chance the bump is going to be malignant, we may refer patients to a medical doctor for a more thorough evaluation. Some of the specialists we may ask to get involved include a dermatologist, oncologist, ENT surgeon, or even a plastic surgeon.
The Removal Process
The vast majority of small lumps and bumps are going to be removed easily. We will be able to get the entirety of the tumor on the first try. At the same time, we may need to take a look at the cells underneath the microscope once the lesion is removed. This is important because it allows us to confirm whether the tumor is benign or malignant. We know that many people are nervous about undergoing an excision. That is why we will make sure that we answer every question before starting any procedure. Typically, the results of the microscopic examination are going to be back within a week.
Trust the Team from the Burcham Eyecare Center
At the Burcham Eyecare Center, we work hard to make sure that all of our doctors stay up to date on the latest information in the field. We can provide you and your family with exceptional ocular care. To learn more about the treatment options we can provide, please call us today to make an appointment with our doctors.