The eyelids can be affected by several types of cancer, most commonly skin cancers including basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer can also develop from structures of the eyelids themselves. Eyelid cancers can cause symptoms from eyelid malposition, grow to involve the eye or eye socket, or rarely lead to metastasis to other parts of the body. The goal of the management of eyelid cancer is to eliminate the cancer while maintaining the function of the eyelids with a cosmetic pleasing result. This may require treatment in the office or a surgical center or hospital.
Drs. Garibaldi and Wong have the fellowship training to allow them to diagnosis and treat eyelid cancer. They will work with Mohs surgeons, oncologists and your primary medical doctor to develop the proper treatment plan for your specific cancer.