What can have caused worsened vision (meaning needing an enhanced prescription) after upper eyelid surgery? Also, I heard a muscle or nerve issue can cause it...is this true? Thank you!
Worse Vision After Upper Eyelid Surgery-Thank You?
Doctor Answers (3)
Upper Eyelid Surgery and Vision Worsened
Having a change in refraction after upper blepharoplasty would not be a known complication. Dry eyes can make vision seem blurrier. Ptosis surgery would be a different story perhaps.
Worse vision after upper eyelid surgery
It is hard to advise you without knowing exactly what was done. Upper eyelid surgery can involve moving and adjusting the muscle if ptosis was corrected or just simply a skin surgery which should not cause any problems with vision. Have you doctor take a look at this issue and guide you.
Dr. Vasisht- South Shore Plastic Surgery
Ptosis surgery can change vision
If you have a droopy eyelid [ptosis], the weight of the eyelid on the cornea can subtly change its curvature, leading to a change in prescription. Once surgery is done to elevate the eyelid, the corneal shape will normalize and a new prescription would be needed.
Ptosis surgery needs to be contrasted with blepharoplasty, where skin is removed. Sometimes the two are performed together.
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