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ptosis surgery problem
I am 28 years old and had unilateral ptosis in my left eye for abt 10 years. It eventually got to the point where insurance covered the cost to fix. I had the surgery abt 5 wks ago. It healed nicely, but after the swelling went down it seems to be a little bigger than the other eye. I went to my surgeon with my concern and he said he would like to wait until it fully heals to determine whether another surgery is needed. He also said there may be some ptosis in the right eye that he did not notice before. To me the right eye is perfect, but now it feels droppy bc the left eye is wider. In addition it the crease in the left eye now different from the right eye due to the surgery. The dr is saying that I just have asymmetry, but they were always symmetrical before the ptosis. The dr even noted before the surgery that my eyes were symmetrical. I went to my last appt today and the dr seemed to brush me off. He said the left eye did come down a bit and he did not want to do another surgery in fear that it would make things worse. I am now holding my eyebrow on the right eye much higher and the eye feels tingly. Another issue the dr seemed to brush off and say it may be from allergies. But I never had the issue before the surgery. The bottom line is I am not happy with the results and didn't want to push the issue with the dr bc I am not a confrontational person. I would just like to know if anyone knows the reason for the issues I am now having with the right eye and what I should do next if anything. Or should I just deal with the differences that occured from the surgery ?
It is important to wait until at least 3 months after ptosis surgery to allow healing. Then you can assess the eyelid positions. In general, ptosis surgery is not a perfect surgery and asymmetries are not uncommon. That is why there is almost a 25% revision surgery rate among most surgeons. Further surgery can make the lids more symmetric, but you should wait at least 3 months from last surgery.
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