I had upper eyelid surgery yesterday morning. The stitches in one eye are still oozing. I have been faithfully doing the ice cold gauze pad compresses, staying upright even when sleeping. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Post-op Upper Eyelid Surgery - Oozing
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Oozing out of an incision demands a call to the surgeon.
Any significant drainage from an upper eyelid incision should be reported to the surgeon. It may be nothing of concern, but a small hematoma would best be drained. It's too early for an infection.
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