Surgery to Correct Ptosis, Worried About Possible Complications Post-op
Hello. I have had ptosis of the left eyelid for as...
- 22 Nov 2009
Hello. I have had ptosis of the left eyelid for as long as I can remember. Finally, I had surgery to fix the problem. My surgery was september 4th. The man who did it told me that I had bilateral ptosis and if he repaired just the noticeable left eyelid, that the right would then begin to hang lower. So on sept. 4th I had the surgery on both lids and now, almost 3 months later I am having worries that it was not done correctly. Almost always, when I blink, the right eyelid is somehow catching and the skin is bunching up top and it will stay like that unless I strain my eyes and eyebrows upwards, which sometimes fixes it. But as you can imagine it gets very annoying and painfull after doing it all day, every time I blink.
Also my left eyelid is still hanging a bit lower then my right. Its not that bad but can be much worse when I am even slightly tired. The main problem is the right eyelid. I had to reschedule an appointment with my surgeon about two weeks ago and now have to wait until dec.2 to see him again but as I said I am worried and its embarrasing daily having to deal with my eyelid every single time I blink.
I have attached a picture of myself showing how it looks when the skin catches, and one of how it looks after straining my eyes a eyebrows to "uncatch" it.
The actual sugery was very painful. I did it to fix bilateral ptosis but as you can tell its not "fixed". As for the amount spent part, my surgery was covered under health care.Worried about possible complications with eyelid post-op
My doctor seemed very competent and I'm still hoping once I see him he will admit the problem and correct it.