Suffer from chronic dry eyes for last 5 years and diagnosis includes - lagophthalmos, exposure keratitis , incomplete blinking & eyelid retraction. Oculoplastic surgeon performed lower punctal cautery in 2009 on Both eyes & ingrown eyelash electrolysis treatment on the Left eye in 2010. Now another expert doctor suggested that Eyelash electrolysis and punctal cautery caused lid distortion, retraction & inflammation in my case. Is this possible? Thanks in advance!
Lower Eyelid Distortion, Retraction/sagging - from Eyelash Electrolysis & Punctal Cautery?
Doctor Answers (1)
Your situation is complex.
Can these procedures distort the eyelid and cause further problems? Absolutely. Was this the case in your situation? WIthout a personal consultation it is hard to answer that question. However I would recommend getting a second opinion from a highly qualified oculoplastic surgeon. The American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery maintains a geographic directory that can help you find a highly qualified surgeon close to where you live (asoprs dot org).
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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