Blurred Vision Post Eyelid Surgery - New York, NY

Had upper/lower eyelid surgery 5 weeks ago....

Had upper/lower eyelid surgery 5 weeks ago. Cosmetic results are great and swelling and bruising are subsiding nicely.

Issue is persistent blurred vision - dramatic change in astigmatism - blurred and double vision both far and near sight. Unable to read on computer clearly, its hard to work!! i have also had to cut myself off from online shopping - i have made some expensive non-refundable mistakes!!

got a second opinion abt vision - told cornea was scratched up a bit and i shld have been warned about risks of vision loss pre-op. Neither eyedoctor willing to give any guarantees abt whether vision will return to normal or time frame for healing. Eyeballs hurt most days and wake every day with sticky eyes - using a lot of lubricating drops. Eyes tire if too much attempted reading. Big issue is 2me is vision loss - will it improve. Also lack of information online abt the real recovery time from this op.

Given low twilight during operation so was completely aware of surgery and comments - very traumatic to be this awake.

Can anybody shed any light on potential to recover vision loss? Also given no pain meds for post op.

I already saw 2 eye specialists a week ago (op...

i already saw 2 eye specialists a week ago (op surgeon and a second eye specialist) - and was met with my least favorite medical response - "bafflement". Told to wait and see (hopefully the last was literal)! Usually get this medical response when doctors do not know the answer so am soldiering on myself. Frustrated but hopeful as have noticed small vision improvements each day. RealSelf.com has lessened the burden of coping with this alone. Thanks everyone!

Hi Santa Barbara, thx for circling back to me -...

Hi Santa Barbara,
thx for circling back to me - very sweet of you. Can't believe you can wear contacts! My eyeballs are still sore although have improved versus the early days.
I have dry eye and tearing every day. Moved to Refresh Liquigel and the thicker solution works better. Problem is allergy season in NYC and the blossums just hit - exacerbating sore eye issue. Going to see a corneal specialist (read eye god) next week so hopeful that will get better insight into the situation.
Have all new glasses prescriptions so its easier to read online. Reading hard copy still difficult. Left eye is veiny and painful in tear duct.
Silver lining is that i look fantastic!!
Thank you for asking and have a great week.

3 months post upper and lower lid bleph. now have...

3 months post upper and lower lid bleph. now have "dry eye" which is excruciatingly painful and now needs extensive management. Totally not worth it. What was i thinking??
my eyeglass prescription changed with the increase in astigmatism.
eyelid surgery made my life a living hell.
Should have been forewarned abt possible "dry eye" and its pain. also abt the corneal scratching. No evaluation done beforehand as to predilection towards "dry eye" which i gather is standard with lasik patients.
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Low twilight and awake during surgery. No pain meds for post op. Poor post op access to doctor. Unreturned calls. Not enough pre and post op information given. Not enough disclosure of the severity of the change in astigmatism.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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