Eyelid lesions – Look for the sign: Malignant or benign?

Episode 23,  Oct 18, 2022, 08:00 AM

Coming across eyelid lesions is an everyday occurrence for optometrists, but distinguishing them from each other can be a challenge. In this episode, we hear from Nina, who had a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on her lower eyelid. Michelle Hanratty then explores the various types of malignant and benign lesions that could present in practice, with Mr Raman Malhotra, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. They discuss how to decide which lesion a patient might have, and if, and how urgently, they need to be referred. Raman also answers some of the questions put to him by the attendees of the recent webinar on the same topic.

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