Upper Eyelid Reconstruction Workup

Updated: Mar 29, 2016
  • Author: Maurice M Khosh, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Standard preoperative testing of cardiopulmonary function and blood parameters is necessary to avoid increased risk associated with a surgical procedure.

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Imaging Studies

Imaging studies such as CT scan or MRI may be necessary to plan surgical excision of a tumor. They also may aid in predicting the extent of the defect and the availability of adjacent tissues for reconstruction.

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Other Tests

Prior to surgical reconstruction of the upper eyelid, an evaluation by an ophthalmologist is indicated to determine visual acuity, lacrimation, and extraocular movement.

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