I have a lump on my eyelid, what should I do?

The majority of eyelid lumps are irritating but not serious.

Your Oculoplastic Surgeon will often be able to make a diagnosis by listening to you and through examination alone. Sometimes further tests such as biopsy (taking a sample) may be required.

Treatments vary from hot compresses, simple incision to margin controlled excision plus reconstruction. Margin controlled excision is used to ensure complete removal of eyelid tumours to minimise recurrence. Following excision of a tumour eyelid reconstruction may be required. It is extremely important that your surgeon is well versed in the anatomy and function of eyelids to provide you with the best outcome possible.