The symptoms of dry eye and blurry vision, will continue as long as you are swallen.
You probably had dry eye before surgery which usally gets worse after surgery.Use artificial tears every 2 hours and ointment at night. It is time to consult an ophthalmologist for both the blurry vision and long term treatment of dry eye syndrome.
Dry eye and blurry vision go together. Blinking (moisturizing your cornea) should relieve the blurriness temporarily. 4 weeks after eyelid surgery it should be gone although if you had excessive skin removed from your upper lid, thus have incomplete closure of your eye, then it may last longer. Discuss with your surgeon.
You should not have significant blurry vision or dry eyes one month after surgery. Some dryness is not uncommon. It is important to use lubrication, followup with your surgeon, and/or see another (oculoplastic) surgeon.
All my routine Quad blepharoplastry patients never get dry eyes or blurry vision. This is not a normal result of this surgery. While in the immediate post-op period of the first 3-7 days swelling and other acute changes may cause some expected discomfort they should quickly pass....if not see your surgeon
If blurriness persists for more than two weeks, you should follow up with your surgeon. Depending on the severity, you may need to seek the advice of a board certified opthamologist. Typically, the best thing for dry eyes following blepharoplasty surgery would be ?artificial tears.? This is a lubricant available over the counter, and typically used with patients who have dry eyes related to their age. Artificial tears will not interfere with the healing of the blepharoplasty. Thank you and I hope this helps.
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