Federal Eye - What happened to Kathleen Sebelius's eye? Doesn't this photo just make you want to scream out "Arrrr me matey!" Federal Eye - What happened to Kathleen Sebelius's eye? Considering the name of this blog, we took great concern with the left Eye of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, which appeared puffy on Wednesday while she testified to a Senate committee. Sebelius had a basal cell carcinoma removed from her forehead on Tuesday during a successful standard outpatient procedure, according to HHS spokeswoman Jenny Backus. "She is back fighting to get everyone the same good health care she has," Backus said in an e-mail. Nothing is wrong with her eye and it only appears puffy because of the effects of the procedure to remove the skin cells from her forehead. Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer that can appear as a bump or growth. It can be removed through a simple outpatient procedure or more serious surgery, depending on its severity. As you can see in the image above, the outpatient procedure made Sebelius' left Eye appear puffy. Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified Wednesday at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the federal government's H1N1 flu preparations.