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Worse Vision After Upper Eyelid Surgery-Thank You?

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!

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Upper Eyelid Surgery and Vision Worsened

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      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.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Worse vision after upper eyelid surgery

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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.

Good luck

Dr. Vasisht- South Shore Plastic Surgery

Voorhees Plastic Surgeon
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Ptosis surgery can change vision

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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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Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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