What are Diseases of the Eyelids?

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Diseases of the eyelids or oculoplastic diseases are very common and cause numerous eye problems, as well as aesthetic changes that can be significant. They generally affect men and women equally, and they become more frequent with age.

The main ones are:

  • Eyelid malposition, such as palpebral ptosis (drooping eyelid), ectropion (outward rotation of the eyelid), entropion (inward rotation of the eyelid), eyelid retraction (typical in patients with thyroid-associated orbitopathy), facial paralysis or facial dystonia (blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm).
  • Eyelid tumours. There are many tumours that can affect the eyelids. The majority are benign, such as warts or cysts. Malignant tumours (cancer) are also common in the eyelids, for example basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Sebaceous cell carcinomas, Merkel cell carcinomas, melanomas, lymphomas, etc., may also be found. When any kind of tumour (lump) affects the periocular area, it is very important to see a specialist as soon as possible for an early diagnosis and to establish the appropriate treatment.
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