Lower blepharoplasty complications: I can still see a little when I close my eyes

Lower blepharoplasty complications: I can still see a little when I close my eyes

Concerned Patient  |  visitor  |  Texas
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I had lower transconjunctival blepharoplasty with skin pinch 9 weeks ago both bottom lids are retracting they are so retracted it has caused me to not be able to close my eyes all the way due to my lower lid being down so far. When I have my eyes closed I can still see out of the bottom of my eye. It has caused major sleep deprivation. Surgeon advised to massage the lower lid up five times a day for one min and release and repeat five times. I didn't have any issues sleeping until after five weeks and for the last month it's been a nightmare. I am not sure what I can do.
Dr. med. Paul J. Edelmann  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Frankfurt am Main
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A scar developed underneath your transconjunctival mucosa which causes your problems. Most likely this will be fine again after healing process has completed and the scar tissue becomes soft again. This might take about 3-5 months. If therafter the problems still exist, corrective surgery should be done.

Best regards from Frankfurt,

Dr. med. Paul J. Edelmann.
Dr Ahmad Aziz  |  Basic member  |  Ophthalmology  |  London
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The lowering of the lower eyelids can occur in some patients who have a strong healing response. Injections can be given to limit this first and provide good results in suitable patients. Other non invasive treatments include the use of eye drops and ointments to make the eyes comfortable during the night if the eyes remain slightly open I am sorry to hear of your case!

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