My eyes don't shut after the surgery- still dry and burning after a month. I had eyelid surgery about a month ago and still cannot close my eyes. What else can I do other than putting drops and taping my eyes at nite? They are open even I am sleeping. In the mornings my eyes burns and drys.
Eyes Won't Shut After Eyelid Surgery
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If your eyes don’t shut after surgery, you really just have to give it time
If your eyes don’t shut after surgery, you really just have to give it time. It’s only been a month. Often I’ll have patients massage the eyelid or tape it. But, it really depends on the reason your eyes won’t shut and it is too hard to tell immediately after surgery. Sometimes further corrective surgery is necessary but other eyelid treatments, such as drops, can make it better over time without needing more surgery.