Patient Comments: Eyelid Surgery - Complications

Did you experience any complications after eyelid surgery?

Comment from: sallie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 03

I had upper and lower eye lid surgery 2 weeks ago. I was told to put Neosporin on stitches for several days. Apparently I had a reaction to the Neosporin causing chemosis in both eyes to the point that both eyeballs looked as if they were covered in huge clear blisters. The pain was terrible and I could not see. The doctor prescribed steroid and antibiotic drops and gel and within a few days my eyes were healing again. Still blurry, itchy and dry but healing. I am hoping it will be worth it in the end. One more thing. I cannot take narcotic pain medications so all of this was managed with ice and Tylenol. I consider myself strong but this was really tough!

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Comment from: NJFRiend, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I recently had lower eyelid surgery and a thread lift of mid face. I woke up with tubular swelling below sack of eyes, look like a football player with black marks on cheek. Face feels like something swollen on upper cheeks too. Looks worse now than before and it is almost 2 weeks!

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Comment from: dcrafton, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I am 71 years old. I had upper and lower blepharoplasty on 4/22/14. I had severe itching starting a few days after surgery up to the present, although it is much better now. I used Benadryl, Lortab, allergy drops, several other eye drops, heat pads, and ice packs. I did get relief but the itching continued. My doctor suggested allergy drops and then �Tucks�. He said he did know what else to do, or the cause. I went to my optometrist yesterday and she said my eyes are not healed, are swollen and very dry. She gave me Oasis drops. I am very frustrated, it is over five weeks.

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