CITY CONDITIONS UPDATE: The Wills Eye Hospital building, staff, and patients have been safe during the protests in the City. We will continue to monitor the situation. Friday care will proceed as scheduled at 840 Walnut Street unless conditions change. Please contact your physician if you are unable to keep your appointment.

Eyelid Nevus

An eyelid nevus can be congenital (since birth) or acquired. The acquired nevus usually appears between the ages of five and 15 years, and remains relatively quiet for the remainder of the patient’s life. The eyelid nevus is painless and can be pigmented or nonpigmented, flat or elevated. Sometimes, there is a minimal (less than one percent) risk for nevus to grow into malignant melanoma so these lesions should be evaluated by an eye doctor. Management consists of cautious observation in many cases, versus complete surgical removal for more suspicious cases.