About 25 percent of actinic keratoses will resolve one their own over several months, but new lesions will continue to develop. For lesions occurring in the periocular region, your surgeon may perform a biopsy to establish a definitive diagnosis and any early signs of malignancy. The eye surgeon may treat these lesions with full excision or cryoablation. Alternative therapies may sometimes include 5-fluorouracil or imiquimod dermatologic cream.
Bowen’s disease represents squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in situ involving the skin. Your surgeon may perform a full surgical excision to prevent the risk of malignancy.
Keratoacanthoma is now considered by many experts as a low-grade SCC. Gradual spontaneous involution may occur over a few months. Total surgical excision is the treatment of choice in most of these cases.
Lentigo maligna or precancerous melanosis is an irregular pigmented eyelid lesion that usually involves the malar regions. The gradual, progressive enlargement of the lesion represents an uncontrolled growth phase of melanocytes that may last for many years, could eventually progress to malignant nodules. Complete wide excision with permanent sections for monitoring the surgical margins may be necessary to minimize the risk of invasive melanoma.
Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas for advanced eye care procedures.
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