Eyelids that turn inward/ outward (entropion/ectropion)
Thyroid induced disease such as Graves disease
Skin cancers or growths in or around the eyes
Weakness around the eyes or eyelids caused by Bell palsy
Tear duct problems
Injuries to the eyes
Birth defects of the eyes or orbit
Cosmetic issues such as excessive upper lid skin, bulging lower lids or fallen eyebrows
Before Your Surgery
Instructions to follow:
Blood thinning medicines like Heparin, Coumadin, Asprin. Your doctor will give you a list of medicine to stop before surgery
Routine blood tests
No smoking for a week at least.
Someone from family to drive you back home.
What to Expect:
One day process only as an OP.
Local anesthesia numbs the area so you do not feel any pain. General anesthesia if required to put you on sleep.
Placing special contact lenses to protect you from light of the surgery room.
Home – self care
Follow the instruction:
If pain, Bruising, Welling, Put cold ice packs on the affected area.
Wrap it in towel before placing on eyes.
Try to maintain normal Blood Pressure. No exercise, weight lifting or any any activity which can increase the risk of templating BP for at least 3 weeks.
No alcohol for 1 week.
Bathing with care as instructed by your provider.
Prop your head up with a few pillows to sleep for about 1 week after surgery. This will help prevent swelling.
Follow up visit- 7 days after the surgery.
Most people are able to return to work and social activities about 2 weeks after surgery.
When to Call the Doctor
Call your provider right away if you have:
Pain that does not go away after taking pain relievers
Signs of infection like swelling and redness, fluid draining from your eye or incision.
An incision that is not healing or is separating
Vision that gets worse