The most common eyelid tumor. It is caused by excessive exposure to sunlight. The tumor has a small crusty central crater and a hard rolled edge. It may grow large but rarely ever spreads to other parts of the body. In early stages, it is treated by surgery, radiation therapy, or freezing. Extensive plastic surgery or complete removal of the eye may be necessary.
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