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Identifying Malignant Eyelid Tumors

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Amanda Dexter
Dr. Amanda K. Dexter received her optometric training at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, where she was Class of 2010 Valedictorian. She also completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Dexter is the Manager and Program Coordinator for OptoPrep, the premiere online study resource for the NBEO Part I & II.
Here is an interesting article by Jason Zhang MD, Bradley Thuro MD, Gail Morrell COT ABN, Bita Esmaeli MD about Malignatnt eyelid tumors.

quotes.png Malignant eyelid tumors can lead to significant ocular and visual morbidity. They present in varied histologic types. An understanding of the clinical features of common malignant eyelid tumors can be helpful in earlier diagnosis and could lead to less ocular morbidity.

Dr. Dexter's Take
Lumps and bumps of the eyelid can vary greatly from benign skin lesions to malignant tumors. Malignancies of the eyelid can result in significant ocular and visual morbidities; therefore, it is extremely important to know how to evaluate these lesions so that proper diagnosis and treatment is ensured. This recent article in Optometry Times reviews the most common lid lesions that you may encounter, along with photographs, typical morphologies, and tips to help with evaluating these lesions.

Read the full article from Optometry Times

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