• Can I remove my dermolipoma for cosmetic reasons?


    Question:

    I have a small dermolipoma that makes my eye look more red then other. Could a doctor place some sort of graft over it to make that area look more white and matching or could eye whitening work over the birth defect?


    Answer:

    Oculoplastic surgeons can remove dermolipomas (a tumor present in the eye at birth) in the operating room for cosmetic reasons. However, removing a dermolipoma is not necessary since it is benign and rarely enlarges. Other treatments are not effective.


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