Eyelid Surgery Post-Operative Guide

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After eyelid surgery Toronto, there are some crucial measures and steps to take for healing. In this article, we will go over those instructions in detail.

What do I need to do to take care of my wound?
For at least a year, keep scars out of the sun, and when you must be out in the sun, apply a high-factor sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Do not take strips off; if you are given more than enough, you can replace any that fall off. In the first 24 hours, apply cold saline compresses to relieve discomfort and minimize swelling and bruising, and clean wounds with soap and water.

Inspect frequently for symptoms of infection. Generally speaking, you can shampoo your hair at any time following surgery, but you should wait at least two weeks before wearing contact lenses. If you’re sensitive to sunlight, wind, and other irritants, use sunglasses and an eyelid-specific sunscreen.

Do you have any instructions for me after my surgery?

 Have someone drive you home after surgery and help you at home for 1-2 days.

Make sure you get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet. As directed by your physician, follow the directions for the use of any pain medication. 

Unless specifically instructed otherwise by your surgeon, avoid taking aspirin or any product containing it. 

The sooner you begin walking, the better your chances are of avoiding blood clots, pneumonia, and constipation. 

If you are taking pain medication, don’t drive until you have stopped using it (narcotics).

Keep your head raised at a 45-degree angle for a few days in order to lessen the amount of edema.

What can I expect?

Eyes are most often bandaged for a few days after surgery since they’ll be the most irritated for a few days. It’s conceivable that you’ll have eye swelling, tightness, bruising, dryness, burning, and itching after taking this medication.

Most people are ready to return to work and normal social contacts after ten to fourteen days. Your job and personal tastes may determine whether or not you want people to know about your operation. After two weeks, the bruising around your eyes may still be visible.

Surgical correction of ptosis, or drooping of the eyelids, may reduce the amount your eyelid descends when you look down. If this happens to you, notify your doctor. Drops or gels may be helpful to keep the eye moist.