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i have eczema of my eyelids. if i'm planning to get blepharoplasty, will that compromise the healing of my upper eyelids?

I am 45 years old and Asian. I plan to have upper incisional eyelid blepharoplasty as well as a medial epicanthoplasty. I have had eczema of my upper eyelids for several years that appear to be allergy related. My allergist recommends putting aqua-phor on my lids daily. Can i still use petroleum jelly on my eyelids while they heal from surgery??

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Baltimore, MD
United States
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October 20, 2009 1:42 PM

Yes you can.
However it is better to ask your surgeon (more)
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