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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am sorry to hear Finnigan has this eyelid mass. If your vet has laser surgery this should suffice in removal and you can ask your veterinarian to send off the mass as well for pathology evaluation. If your vet feels comfortable removing the mass and has done many of them then laser is a great option because it does reduce swelling and healing has been shown to be better with laser surgery versus cautery or scalpelIf the mass comes back abnormal and not having clear margins then that would be the point I would consider a veterinary eye specialist but if you are comfortable with your vet and this vet has experience with eyelid masses I would move forward with your general practitioner or regular veterinarian. I have done these as well and feel confident in being able to remove this type of tumor so it truly depends on your trust to your veterinarian and how long he/ she has been in practice. If there are any hesitations and it would make you more comfortable then I would have a consult with the eye doctor to see where things stand and how you would like to proceed.Please let me know how else I can assist you both today!
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I apologize for any inconvenience the site has caused. Once you have completed the discussion and rated I will send the question to customer service to address your concerns. If I do so before then I will be unable to correspond for a few hours and want to ensure I am able to answer your questions as soon as I am ableI am so very sorry for the loss of your previous dog. I cannot imagine how much this recent situation has brought up for you and your family. If your veterinarian is not comfortable sending off the mass for this purpose then I would advise having the eye doctor perform the surgery. In your situation in particular answers are critical and I would feel more comfortable if the eye doctor can remove the lump and send it off as well...Please let me know how else I can assist you both today
Good evening, I wanted to check in to see if you made a decision on your dog's eyelid mass and who will be removing it? I would love an update when you are able!