Treatment and Procedures
Periocular cancers are treated in two steps. First, the cancer is completely removed. Then the area is carefully reconstructed to preserve eyelid function and appearance. The reconstruction may be done by suturing the edges or grafting the skin, depending on the size of the area removed.
Your surgeon may recommend Moh’s surgery. A specially trained dermatologist removes the cancer layer by layer using a specialized technique which insures all the cancer is removed, while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues. Then a specially trained ophthalmic plastic surgeon repairs the area, once cancer removal is complete.