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How can I tell whether my eyelid bump is something more serious?

You might be concerned about a lump which is increasing in size that may show ulceration, bleeding, distortion of the eyelid margin, a localised loss of eyelashes. These are typical signs of a malignancy within a lump. Typically seen with a basal cell carcinoma (BCC), also known as a rodent ulcer which is the commonest malignancy seen in the eyelids.

More about Leatherbarrow

Mr Brian Leatherbarrow is a Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbitofacial Surgeon at Clinica London. He has over 20 years of specialist experience in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery, which involves reconstructive and cosmetic operations of the areas around the eyes, the midface and the upper face. Common problems he manages include droopy eyelids and brows, eyelid bags, and watery eyes. He is the author of a major textbook “Oculoplastic Surgery”. At Clinica London he sees patients with eyelid, tear drainage, and orbital disorders. He also sees patients for medical reports at the request of solicitors.


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