Care and Removal of Eyelid Tumors
Eyelid tumors in pets often look more alarming than they actually are, but they do need to be cared for and removed in some cases. At Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in the Brooklyn area, we can help you to determine the best method of care for your pet’s eyelid tumors.
What’s the Problem with Eyelid Tumors?
Tumors on the eyelid can be problematic for a few different reasons. For starters, this type of tumor often affects overall vision and can cause damage to the surface of the eyeball and the eyeball itself. An eyelid tumor runs the risk of rubbing against the eyeball and can cause small scratches and cuts on the surface of the eye that can then become infected, irritated, which can result in vision loss. Another concern for eyelid tumors in pets is that they are likely to annoy pets, which may lead to pets scratching or pulling at the tumor to try and remove it themselves, which can again cause damage to the eye ball and blindness.
Eyelid tumors can also be cancerous or be caused by infection. When it comes to any sort of tumor or lesion that is out of the ordinary for your pet, it’s best to seek veterinary help to resolve the issue.
What is the Process of Tumor Removal?
In most cases, an animal hospital or veterinarian is going to do a biopsy of the tissue to make sure that it is not cancerous. The lesion or tumor will then be removed from the eyelid. A pet’s eye may be taped shut after the procedure to facilitate healing. It is also likely that antibiotics will be prescribed to stave off infection. Your veterinarian will tell you exactly how to care for the surgical site to make sure that your pet has the best chance at healing possible. Pets are resilient and an eyelid surgery is a quick procedure that will leave your pet feeling better.
This is a surgery that is necessary to help make the life of the pet better and to make sure that the tumor does not cause any more serious issues. With early intervention, eyelid tumors are an easy removal and can lead to a much better life for your pet.
At Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in the Brooklyn area, we are ready and waiting to assist you and your pets in any procedure that they may need. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.