Many types of growths can occur on the eyelids. These growths are typically benign, but can potentially represent something more serious, such as skin cancer. Skin lesions, even if benign, may become irritated or, if large enough, can affect lid function or block vision. It is important to have your ophthalmologist examine all eyelid lesions to determine if biopsy or excision is appropriate. Many lesions can be removed with a simple procedure in the ophthalmology office. Usually the specimen will be sent to a lab for analysis. A local anesthesia is used during the procedure and patients can usually return to work the same day. The physicians at Rockland Eye Physicians are thoroughly experienced in the removal of eyelid lesions and treatment of general eye lid problems.