It is possible to have benign or malignant growths on the surface of the eye as well as on the eyelid.

The most common growths on the ocular surface include pterygium and pinguecula. These growths are benign and result most commonly from sun exposure. When the growth becomes significantly bothersome or begins to affect the vision, they can be removed with a surgical procedure (see Pterygium).

Pterygium growing onto the cornea

Other ocular surface growths are malignant or cancerous. Some of these growths can be treated with cancer-fighting injections, while others require surgical removal of the growth area. 

Cancerous growth (conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia) before treatment


CIN growth before excision surgery

The same eye after Interferon injection treatment


The same eye after excision of CIN

Similarly, the eyelids can experience benign and malignant growths. At Eye Specialists of Texas, Dr. Gurpreet Singh and Dr. Ruhi Soni can surgically remove any eyelid growths and a pathology analysis can be performed to determine the identity of the growth.

With any lid or ocular surface growths, our doctors can evaluate the condition and recommend the best protocol for management.

As with all ocular conditions, each patient's eyes, vision, treatment options, and needs may be different. The best way to determine your individual condition and options is by booking an evaluation with one of our doctors! Contact us.