Should I avoid rubbing my eyelid for the rest of my life after ptosis surgery?
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Rubbing your eyes after eyelid surgery (ptosis)
Sorry, I do not recommend that patients to massage an eyelid 1 week after surgery unless there is a very specific reason
Rubbing the eye after ptosis Surgery
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That is an excellent question. First, I would ask your surgeon. In general we advise that patients not rub their eyes or sleep on the operated side or stomach for several weeks after surgery (usually up to a month) to avoid either opening the incision or causing the muscle repair to come apart. After that eyelid rubbing, if it is vigorous and/or frequent, can cause the ptosis to recur because it can cause the muscle to pull back from it's normal anatomical position. This is how I advise my patents. I do suggest you ask this of your surgeon,
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