Minor “lumps and bumps” around the eyes can affect vision or cause discomfort, and an in-office surgical procedure is all that is needed to resolve the problem. These can include bumps on the lid, caused from the obstruction of the meibomian gland, called a chalazion or “stye”; or benign eyelid lesions such as seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, nevi (moles), or sebaceous cysts. The patient may have some minor bruising, swelling or discomfort after the procedure, but there are no restrictions. If the lesion looks suspicious for cancer, the specimen may be sent to pathology for further testing and the patient will be notified when the results come in.
Other more specialized eyelid surgeries, such as a "lid lift" to treat droopy eyelids (ptosis or dermatochalasis) may need to be referred to an eyelid specialist (oculoplastic surgeon). We can help point you in the right direction.