Palpebral lesions are a common condition, and while some can be cancerous (malignant), most lesions are deemed benign (non-cancerous).
However, you should get them checked out by an ophthalmologist to make sure they’re not cancerous or pre-cancerous.
What are palpebral lesions?
Palpebral or eyelid lesions are bumps or growths on your eyelid that range from harmless lumps to severe tumours.
There are two types of eyelid lesions: benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous).
While most eyelid lesions are not life-threatening and do not lead to vision loss, your ophthalmologist should perform a comprehensive eye exam to confirm they are not cancerous or pre-cancerous growths.
In studies, around 80 to 85% of eyelid lesions that required biopsy were benign.
In one study of 408 patients, the most common eyelid lesions in order of frequency were:
In another large study of 2639 eyelid lesions, the most common benign eyelid lesions were:
Anterior blepharitis affects the outside of your eyes, where your eyelashes attach to your eyelid.
Posterior blepharitis, on the other hand, affects the inner edge of the eyelid and occurs when the oil-producing meibomian glands in your eyelids get clogged and produce thickened or unhealthy oil.
Most cases of blepharitis are not contagious and are unlikely to cause blindness.
What causes palpebral lesions?
Eyelid or palpebral lesions can be caused by many factors, such as papillomas, chalazion, warts, and cysts.
The most common causes of noncancerous (benign) eyelid lesions are
Other risk factors that may increase your chances of developing these growths include tumours and allergies.
Palpebral Lesions symptoms
If you have an eyelid lesion, you may experience the following symptoms:
Benign (noncancerous) eyelid lesions may be pigmented or flesh-coloured and often do not cause any pain or discomfort unless you scratch them, which may cause bleeding and pain.
Malignant (cancerous) growths on the eyelid may appear with characteristics such as:
If you experience any of the symptoms of palpebral lesions, contact your Vision Pros specialist as soon as possible.
Palpebral Lesions diagnosis
Your ophthalmologist will perform a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose an eyelid or palpebral lesion accurately.
During the exam, your eye doctor will investigate factors such as:
Your eye specialist will carefully examine the structure of your eyelid for signs of the following:
In addition to visual observation, your ophthalmologist may recommend other tests such as:
Palpebral Lesions treatment
If you have an eyelid lesion, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis to determine the best treatment.
Depending on the type and severity of the palpebral lesion, treatment options may include the following:
Other treatments for blepharitis include the following:
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