Eyelid & Periocular Skin Cancer


An ulceration (broken skin) on the eyelid that does not heal, or a spreading, colored mass on the skin around the eyes are two symptoms of eyelid and periocular skin cancer. 

Eyelid cancer develops on or in the skin of the eyelid. Eyelid cancer can be one of 4 types: melanoma, basal cell, squamous cell or sebaceous carcinoma.

Periocular skin cancer occurs in the skin around the eyes. Most instances are basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma.

Services & Treatment

If you have eyelid or periocular skin cancer, your Aurora care team will work with you to determine your best treatment options. There are a number of different surgical procedures that can be used to remove skin cancer lesions. However, Mohs surgery offers the best chance for long-term recovery, while preserving healthy tissue and reducing your risk of scarring. 
Learn more about skin cancers.

Why Aurora?

At Aurora, we strive to offer convenient, compassionate care.

  • Our ophthalmologists are on call 24/7, so if you have an eye emergency, we’re there to help.  
  • We offer hundreds of specialists under one roof. If your doctor notices another health issue during your exam, like symptoms of diabetes, he or she can get you an appointment with another Aurora specialist right away.
  • Our clinics, hospitals and surgery centers provide care for a whole spectrum of eye issues.

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