Because of his unique training, Jonathan C. Lowry, M.D.is the ideal physician to evaluate and treat various eyelid lesions and eyelid skin cancer. Most eyelid lesions are easily removed in the office under local anesthesia such as Lidocaine. Some of these lesions will require suturing of the wound but most will heal very nicely without any closure.
Some eyelid skin cancers may require the coordinated efforts of both a Mohs dermatologic surgeon as well as an ophthalmic plastic surgeon. The Mohs surgeon is best able to remove all of the skin cancer while still preserving as much healthy tissue as possible. After the skin cancer is removed, the resulting defect requires an ophthalmic plastic surgeon in order to reconstruct the eyelid to allow full functionality and cosmesis.