Eye Reconstruction for Cancer


There are four cancers that may be found on the eyelids: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and sebaceous cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common eyelid cancer and sun exposure is the largest risk factor.

All suspicious eyelid bumps should be examined by a physician. Signs that indicate that the bump may be cancer is increasing size, changing color, bleeding, scabbing, or crusting.

Your physician will likely take a biopsy of the suspicious bump and send it to a laboratory for examination. If it turns out to be cancer and if not all of it was removed during the biopsy, it will be necessary to go back and excise all of the tissue invaded by the cancer.

Once all the cancer has been meticulously excised, you may need one or more additional procedures to reconstruct the eyelid and restore normal function. In rare cases, it may be necessary to work with other physicians such as dermatologists or oncologists to ensure sufficient and complete treatment.

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If you would like to learn more about Eye Reconstruction for Cancer call 1-800-244-9907 to make an appointment at Central Valley Eye Medical Group.

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Dear Friends,

We at Central Valley Eye hope you and your families are well. With COVID-19 infections continuing to rise, we are taking all necessary precautions to keep patients and staff healthy as we continue to provide the eye care that our community needs:
  • Whenever appropriate, we are rescheduling any patients with cough or cold symptoms
  • We have adjusted our schedule to decrease the number of patients in our waiting rooms. You can expect on average between zero and one patient to be in the waiting room at any given time.
  • We have increased our already strict sanitizing practices to extend into the waiting areas and halls.
  • Whenever appropriate, we are diverting visits to telemedicine (by cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop). Please contact us for further details at 209-952-3700.



    Additionally, some of our office locations may be closed on certain days. If you are unsure whether to come in for your visit, please call us.

    The doctors at Central Valley Eye will not be performing any non-urgent surgeries until further notice. Our surgery coordinators will be contacting patients to reschedule the surgeries that need to be postponed.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 209-952-3700.

    Warmest regards,

    Brandy Simpson
    Practice Manager
    Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc.
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