Treatments for eyelid tumors may include one or more of the following:
- The recommended treatment for most canine eyelid tumors is surgical removal, using either a scalpel or laser. Complete excision is usually curative for the benign eyelid tumor.
- Large eyelid tumors may require surgical reconstructive techniques (plastic surgery) of the skin and tissues around the eyelid to preserve adequate protection of the eye after tumor removal.
- If the tumor is large enough, the entire eye and tumor are taken to protect the pet against tumor spread (metastasis) or further destruction of the globe.
The Providence Veterinary Hospital Blog is a publication of Peter Herman, VMD, at the Providence Veterinary Hospital, 2400 Providence Ave. in Chester, PA. Contact Dr. Herman at 610-872-4000 or visit us at http://www.providencevet.com.