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What is Mohs Micrographic surgery and how does it work?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialised form of surgery to remove certain skin cancers and tumors such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common malignancy around the eyelids. The reason that this is used is that it sacrifices the minimum amount of normal tissue. While removing the tumor entirety. So it’s used particularly for patients who have tumors around the eyelids and adjacent areas of the face. It involves the remove of the tumor by a specialised surgeon, a Moh’s micrographic surgeon who not only removes the tumor, but also examines the tissue which has been prepared by a technician on slight under microscope, so the Moh’s micrographic surgeon then presents the patient to the oculoplastic surgeon for the reconstructive surgery, putting the eyelids essentially back together

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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