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Eye Lid Tumours

Just like humans, animals too suffer from various eye disorders. Fortunately, advances in veterinary medicine have improved the ability to examine, diagnose, and treat most health disorders in our pets. Eyelid tumors are a troublesome but treatable eye disorder in dogs and cats if detected early enough. At Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in Brooklyn, we have been performing tumor removal surgery for many years. We aim to preserve and improve your furry friend’s vision and quality of life by providing top-notch quality and compassionate pet care.


Types of Pet Eyelid Tumors

While eyelid tumors are most common in older animals, pets of any age can develop eyelid tumors. Types of eyelid tumors vary between dogs and cats and include the following.


  • • Melanoma: This tumor starts forming in the melanocytes (pigment-generating cells). It can occur as a single, colored mass on the eyelid skin or as a flat, colored mass on the eyelid margin.   
  • • Meibomian gland tumors: This common eyelid tumor found in older dogs originate from the meibomian glands and may occur as a pink or multi-colored mass lining the eyelid margins. If not treated early enough, the tumor may become infected and start bleeding. This will threaten your pet’s ability to see.
  • • Chalazion: Nodular eyelid inflammation that occurs when a meibomian glands tumor blocks discharge flow. If not treated, the condition can worsen, leading to chronic pain and inflammation.
  • • Papilloma: This condition is commonly found in younger dogs and involves bumpy, pink, white, or multi-colored masses that can gradually fade away on their own but sometimes require removal.


  • • Squamous-cell carcinomas: A malignant tumor that affects the eyelid, third eye, and conjunctiva. It may appear as a thick raw ulcer or as a rough pink mass.
  • • Other less common tumors include basal cell carcinomas, fibrosarcoma, mast cell tumors, neurofibrosarcomas, and adenocarcinomas.

Pet Eyelid Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment

There are various ways of treating eyelid tumors in pets, depending on the type and size of the tumor. Our veterinarian will start going through your pet’s medical history before performing a thorough physical examination followed by a microscope examination of a portion of the entire tumor after removal. Our veterinarian will then explain your pet’s ocular condition in more detail before creating a customized treatment plan. A benign tumor can be treated with cryotherapy under local anesthesia, while a malignant tumor may involve surgery under general anesthesia.

Contact Our Brooklyn Animal Hospital to Schedule Tumor Removal Surgery

If you spot a suspicious eyelid ulcer on your pet, don’t hesitate to take them to an animal hospital for assessment and treatment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Clinton Hill Animal Clinic today at (718) 623-3999.

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  • "Roxy and i loved our experience with Clinton hill, and our doctor was amazing! She explained everything and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this vet clinic!"
    Amanda Hodge
  • "Always excellent professional care. Staff are empathetic towards pets and pet parents. I highly recommend this clinic. My dogs have been under care there for the past eight years."
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  • "I wish there was a way to give 10 stars. It was the absolute best experience for us and our cats. The guy it the front desk I’m so sorry I forgot your name but he was extremely patient, thorough and took the time to answer every question we had. The doctor was caring and extremely knowledgeable about cats. It was the best experience 10 stars!"
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  • "This place specializes in creating great relationships with owners and pets. I've been with Dr. Pamela Dendtler since 2003 ! Awesome care and service."
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  • "We have trusted Dr. Dentler and company with three dogs so far, all of them beloved family members, and time after time she has proven to be extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and intuitive. She has diagnosed tricky conditions other vets have missed, and recently my dog went through surgery with her team... we were treated with such care and concern. All the staff in this office, from LJ at the front desk to the vet techs who help administer care, have treated us-- and our animals-- with respect and dedication. Strongly recommend this place, i have not met a smarter vet in this city."
    KC G
  • "To Dr Dendtler and Staff, I cant begin to tell you how impressed I am with the loving care you have given to my cat Baxter, before and after the much needed surgery. Baxter is so pleased with the outcome; he goes around purring all day."
    Thanks again. -Estelle P.
  • "Dear Pamella, We want to thank all of you so much, not only for the loving care and consideration you showed us last Thursday when we had to say goodbye to Gericho but also for all the years of check-ups and other crisis' that we went through with him. We know it was your good efforts that allowed him to live a full and vigorous 16 years that gave us so much pleasure. Please know that we have always found your staff to be so courteous and helpful all these years."
    Thank you. -Cathy W.
  • "Dear Dr. Dendtler, You were very thorough and caring in treating Buddy. You explained clearly how to protect my dog. I have been to many clinics but you are the best. You were very professional and compassionate. Buddy and I are very grateful. Thanks ever so much to you and your staff."
    John L.
  • "Hi Dr Dendtler, Thank you so very much for fixing my eye. I can see clearly now…I can see all obstacles in my way! Love Vernell R"
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