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Disastrous Misdiagnosis - Boston, MA

Misdiagnosis of my ptosis. Dr pushed me into...

Misdiagnosis of my ptosis. Dr pushed me into surgery I did not need or want.  He has totally trashed my eyes because he mistook ptosis for excess skin.  He did no pre-operative testing and now I have excessively dry eyes which give me incessant pain and I look a complete wreck. I can't blink or close my eyes and feel suicidal from what he did to me.

Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon

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I also had reactions to the drops (I had dry eyes up to 3.5 months). I switched my contact lens solution from house brand to Systane replenish. I tried several drops for contacts as well as those not for contacts. It took trial and error (and some $$) to find what actually worked for me! I am now at 5 months post op and most of my dry eye issues are gone. My eyes only bother me now when it is very windy. Hang in there - time really does heal.
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Good luck to you!! It sounds like you found a good, sympathetic doctor to work with. Stay positive!
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Yesterday I saw an oculoplastic surgeon who was very sympathetic. A big problem is I have irritation from the drops, even those which are preservative free. My eyes are also so sensitive to light I cannot bear being in daylight and now almost only go out at night except in shades which also irritate me. A new worry is that I am finding it increasingly hard to focus and see things blurry and feel disorientated. The doctor is going to research possible ways of alleviating my problems.
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Tamara my heart goes out to you! I am over 4 months post upper/lower bleph and still have some minor issues. After reading through the blogs I see how lucky I am that I do not have any major issues! My step mother and aunt were considering the same operation and I talked them out of it!! Simply too risky!! The surgeons tell you 3 week recovery and only minor risks - bullspit! Sounds like assymetry, dry eyes, and chemosis are the NORM! I am praying for your recovery.
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I might be able to get a graft. However, it's not without risk. My eyesight has also been adversely affected. I have a lot of pain. Altogether it is very hard for me to get through the day. I'm really young and had really pretty eyes before.
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I am so sorry that happened to you. Have you gone to another doctor to see what can be done? Try to hang there!!

That is such a shame that the doctor made you feel you should do something you didn't want to do. Hopefully another doctor can help!

Good luck!!
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