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How are eyelid growths removed?

Removal of an eyelid lesion depends on the type of lesion. 

  • Hordeolum and chalazia are treated similarly: first with common home treatments, then with injections of steroids or antibiotics. If these treatments fail, an ophthalmologist (specialized eye doctor) can drain the infected area of a hordeolum or cut out the small mass that forms a chalazion.
  • Xanthelasmas may be removed surgically with a scalpel, chemical treatments, or laser skin treatments. These lesions often return even if treated.
  • Papillomas are almost always removed surgically. Unlike xanthelasmas, these growths rarely recur after treatment.
  • Rare eyelid lesions such as cancers require resection of a large area of the eyelid; this often results in the need for reconstructive surgery to restore the shape and function of the eyelid.

What are the different types of eyelid growths?

How can I get rid of eyelid growths?

What kind of doctor removes eyelid growths?

Should papillomas be removed?

What happens if a chalazion is left untreated?

How long does it take to heal after eyelid growth removal?

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