One Eyelid Feels Paralyzed!

  • sandiegoliving
  • California
  • 1 year ago

I have one eye that wont open more than half way since surgery 5 days ago....but the other one is healing and behaving great. Has anyone experienced what feels like "a paralyzed eye"? If so, did it heal properly with time?

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YES...YOUR right eye is EXACTLY what my right eye looks like! Please let me know what they say and I will so the same with my doctor
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I have been following up once a month since surgery with my new doctor. My right eye looks much better but still feels numb and does not open like the other when i look up. The good news is that I'm the only one who notices the problem without pointing it out to someone. The bad news is that i will probably have to have it corrected with a second surgery. The doctor has encouraged me to wait on the correction for as long as a year. The longer i let the healing settle from the first surgery, the better the correction. He did say it would be a minor surgery to tighten the muscle in that eye.....which is positive.
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So I'm now 3 months post op. Left eye is still bigger looking than the right. Looks like the eye ball is swollen and when I smile the right eye looks smaller than the left. Its very disturbing. Two different results on each eye. PS tryed Drops, creams, vitamins etc nothing worked original surgeon didn't know what to do next, asked me if I wanted to try an antibiotic for a sinus infection??? ??? Huh... What?..... I had NO symptoms of a sinus infection, when I told him this he said yeh ok. Then he suggested I should use a eye mask ..............OMG.Have never had a doctor ask me if I wanted to try meds! He should know what hes doing. Will never go back to him. Second opinion said give it 12 months before revision, (then pay the big buck again) to have the first PS surgery fixed. Second opinion said this is probably close to my final result due to to much fat begin taken out of the left eye brow/lid, so left eye looks sunken and bigger than the right. Will require a fat transfer/skin graft maybe? Just so upsetting. Not sure if I can do it. Don't like the results, and would never have done this surgery if I knew this would happen. Hope you have good results from your PS. Get a second and third opinion if you need, it does help.
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Again, I should have used an oculoplatic surgeon for this procedure not a plastic surgeon. I did not do my homework :( this is a very common surgery that can have excellent results by a properly experienced surgeon. I hope you find a solution your happy with in the end. It stinks to be in the "bad results" club where we are.
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Hi I would be very interested to know if your problem resolved or if you had to have the second surgery? I have exactly the same problem- only really noticeable on upgaze
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I have one lid that is much thicker and wont move as easily as the other. It gives me a glass eye look where when you look down it wont close all the way like the other and when you look up the lid wont allow me to look as high as the other. I hate it! Going in today after 14 days. My scars are thick and rough feeling too above and below.:( Good luck and keep us posted!
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I have one eye that is still swollen looking, lid is pulled tight and not relaxed,I'm 32 days post op no change for me yet. PS first thought inflammation and gave drops, they made no difference, then gave different drops, on day 3 of those no difference. Waiting to see him Friday but going to see my regular optician tomorrow for his opinion. Hope your eye begins to feel better.
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You mighty want to see an oculoplastic surgeon. Read the doctors comments here and then Search my first posing "one eye won't open" and read the doctors comments there. I found them very helpful....and hopeful.
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