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Basal Cell Carcinoma on the eye lid

Shooter121
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Joined: Jun 2011

I am new to this site. Recently I was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma (bcc) on my left eye lid which has grown back after 13 years from the when it was first discovered and removed. Then I had MOHS surgery in on April 27 2011 and reconstruction surgery the falling day. Six weeks later I had stage two of my reconstruction Surgery were they reopened my eye lid , it has been two weeks now since me 3rd surgery and I kind of don’t know what’s next. The BCC had to be removed from ¾ of my lower eye lid and about half of the upper lid was also removed, the bcc had buried deep into the outside corner of my eye were it got into the muscles that control the eye movement. My eye is still very sore and I look kind of funny with the lower lid all removed. What I was wondering was what surgeries were left for me and how things might go from here? I guess they can rebuild the lower eye lid and straighten the eye to help my vision return to normal?

Shooter121
Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 2011

Just returned from my 8th week doctor’s appointment and it looks ok, the eye and eye lids are still sore and the double vision has not gotten to much worse, they will still have to do some more minor plastic surgery on the lower eye lid make it close a little tighter. The worse thing about all of this right now is my vision is only 20/60, needs to be 20/40 for my return to work! (PA CDL regulations). Just hope the eye starts to see a little better and I heal a little quicker.

gigg1es
Posts: 1
Joined: Jun 2011

I've just been dx with bcc on the left eyelid including the margin - it's 1cm in size and seems to extend into outer corner. They biospied it last week and now I wait till August for the surgery to remove it - ordinary excision not Mohs. They estimate removal of more than half the lower lid - hoping to spare the tear ducts near the nose. A week later they'll start reconstruction using the Hughes flap procedure and sew my eye closed for 4 weeks - which horrifies me! Then apply a full thickness skin graft taken from my neck. All procedures are done under local anaesthetic as a day care patient. It all sounds horrific to me. How have you coped? I do hope your eyesight improves. They never mentioned any risks to mine.

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