(Eyelid Surgery; Repair of Droopy Eyelids)
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Reasons for Procedure
- Drooping upper eyelids
- Excess skin of the lower eyelids
- Puffiness of the upper or lower eyelids
- Temporary blurred vision
- Temporary swelling and bruising of the eyelids
- Asymmetry in healing
- Difficulty closing eyes
- Dry eyes
- Red eye
- Decrease or loss of vision
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Distortion of upper or lower eyelid position
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Physical exam
- Vision tests
- Exam of the eyelid and supporting structures
- Follow a special diet.
- Take certain medications.
- Arrange to have someone drive you home.
- Arrange for someone to help you at home.
Description of the Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
- Opening of any part of the incision
- Excessive pain or redness of the eye
- Any decrease or change in your vision
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery http://www.surgery.org
US Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons https://www.plasticsurgery.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
What is eyelid surgery? American Society of Plastic Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/eyelid-surgery.html . Accessed September 3, 2014.
6/3/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Mills E, Eyawo O, Lockhart I, Kelly S, Wu P, Ebbert JO. Smoking cessation reduces postoperative complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Med. 2011;124(2):144-154.e8.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/03/2014 -
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