4 months after having upper eyelid blepharoplasty (Muller's removed), where I was having retraction of 1-2mm above cornea, my eyelid doesn't function. I can't close my eye all the way. My blink is not full, but partial. When I squint, the lid is tethered to top of cornea and doesn't move down. So can't look at sun. I have 2nd surgery in 2 months. But desperately needed to know if eye can be fixed, or if this is due to removed Muller's. By fixed, I mean normal eyelid mobility regained.
Eyelid Dysfunction After Upper Blepharoplasty - Can't Close my Eye
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Blepharoplasty - can't blink
It's impossible to say what happened without seeing and examining you in person. However, if your surgeon recommended a second surgery to fix your complication and you don't understand why, I suggest you spend time talking with him/her to get all your questions answered.
Dr. Cat Begovic M.D.
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Hi. The eyelid motility can be restricted from different causes. If it is due to paralysis, then more surgery won't hlep. If it is due to scarring/tethering, then surgery can help. I recommend consult with an oculoplastic surgeon.
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