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Ask An Expert > Mehryar (Ray) Taban Message Board > How long will dry eye and blury vision last after having upper and lower eyelid surgery last. I'm at 4 weeks and still very dry abd blury.
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How long will dry eye and blury vision last after having upper and lower eyelid surgery last. I'm at 4 weeks and still very dry abd blury.


 



samir
Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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Blepheroplasty  August 8, 2011 11:18 AM

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.


docpichler
Plastic surgeon
sacramento, CA
United States
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dry eye after eyelid surgery  August 8, 2011 1:56 PM

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.


mytaban
Oculoplastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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blurry after lid surgery  August 8, 2011 4:21 PM

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.


richardgalitz
Facial plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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dry eye  August 9, 2011 9:16 AM

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


drnassif
Plastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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  October 1, 2011 3:00 PM

Hello,



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.



Dr. Nassif


docblinski
Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  October 3, 2011 9:01 AM

Seek immediate examination from a boarded eye doc.


reenie10
  October 12, 2011 11:17 AM

Mine are still a little dry after 4 years, but no blurred vision. Hard to wear contacts now and i had no problems prior to the surgery.




 



 

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