drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags
below the eyes by removing excess fat,
skin, and muscle. (Upper-eyelid surgery
may be covered by insurance if used to
correct visual field defects)
to 3 hours.
locally with sedation or general.
discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling,
bruising. Temporary dryness, burning,
itching of eyes. Excessive tearing, sensitivity
to light for first few weeks.
blurred or double vision. Infection, bleeding.
Swelling at the corners of the eyelids.
Dry eyes. Formation of whiteheads. Slight
asymmetry in healing or scarring. Difficulty
in closing eyes completely (rarely permanent).
Pulling down of the lower lids (may require
further surgery). Blindness (extremely
2 or 3 days. Back to work: 7 to 10 days.
Contact lenses: two weeks or more. Strenuous
activities, alcohol: about 3 weeks. Bruising
and swelling gone: several weeks.