Tumors on the lids, like anywhere else on the body, must be taken seriously. The most common changes that occur are benign (cysts, warts, inflammatory changes) and can be cured with drugs or simple surgical interventions.
Unfortunately, in some cases, the changes can be malicious in nature. Apart from the fact that some types of tumor can spread to surrounding places, in case they are located in delicate and sensitive areas, such as the lids or the area around the eye, it is necessary to remove them carefully and very gently through the reconstruction of the surrounding parts of the skin and other structures, in order to be able to preserve the correct function of the lid and the aesthetic appearance of the patients.
Often, eyelid tumors can be symptomless and are only seen as a growth along the eyelid.
In other cases, redness, pain, discharge, bleeding, loss of eyelashes, or erosion of the surrounding skin may indicate the presence of a tumor.
People suffering from chronic dry eye, hypertension, circulatory disorders, thyroid disorders, diabetes or heart disease if their condition is regulated and stable are candidates for this intervention.
The examination is painless, detailed, and in one examination a complete finding of the condition of the eye can be obtained. An оculoplastic examination is performed to check the condition of the lids and vision.
If necessary, additional diagnostic tests can be performed at the request of the ophthalmologist.
Preoperative preparation takes about 20 minutes. Patients with chronic diseases, depending on the therapy they are receiving, have special preparations that they are informed about on the day of the surgery appointment.
The preparation begins with the nurse taking an anamnesis. Blood pressure and sugar are checked. Then, in consultation with the ophthalmologist, if necessary, additional diagnostic tests are performed.
After the patient is fully prepared, he is brought into the operating room. The intervention is performed with local anesthesia.
If necessary, it can be performed under general anesthesia, with an anesthesiological examination being performed beforehand.
After the intervention, the next day is the first follow up, then the next is in one week and the third control is in one month.
The patient is prescribed therapy and is obliged to use it according to the time period specified by the ophthalmologist.
Bruising and swelling are expected to occur, which will slowly subside over 10 to 14 days. It takes several months for scars from surgical incisions to fade completely. In certain cases this intervention may need to be done again.
Depending on the type of tumor, location and how advanced it is determines what treatment is needed. In the standard procedure, a piece or the entire tumor is removed and the wound is sutured, with a sample sent for a biopsy to determine whether it is malignant or benign.
Due to the specificity of these conditions, you receive all the information on the day you schedule the intervention.
Restrictions after tumor removal are temporary and do not last long and are always according to the surgeon’s recommendation.
In the first few days after the operation, washing the face with plain water and rubbing the eye should be avoided and for the first month, strenuous efforts and heavy lifting should be avoided. It is especially important to use the prescribed therapy regularly and correctly.
Also, contact lenses should not be worn for two weeks after the intervention. Sports activities are usually allowed already 2-3 weeks after the operation, depending on the age of the patient and the intensity of exercise.
The package includes: intervention with local anesthesia and three checkups after intervention.
Anesthesiology examination and general anesthesia are charged additionally.
It is possible to pay in installments without interest and additional costs.
You can check more about the payment method on the current price list of Sistina Ophthalmology.