I'm 3 Weeks Post Op from Bleph Both Up & Down, Now It's Tearing Continually, is This Normal?

My right eye is just pouring tears 24/7 for last 2 weeks, it's very hard to see , blurry all the time. I have already been checked by my PS and my Opthomalagist and have made appointments for next week and they don't seem to find any reason. Is this normal and why is it like this?

Doctor Answers 6

Tearing and blepharoplasty

Tearing may suggest eye irrrtation and it is probably a good idea to see your surgeon to see what is going on.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Excess tearing after blepharoplasty is completely not normal.

It just does not happen unless there is something going on.  It is a sign of an issue and you are taking the right steps to be examined by your surgeon and your ophthalmologist.  Frankly, your plastic surgeons lacks the skills, training and experience as well as diagnostic equipment to determine the basis for the tearing.  The general ophthalmologist should be able to properly assess you.  However, they may recommend a detailed assessment by a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon.  This is a board certified ophthalmologist who is also fellowship trained in eyelid plastic surgery which included the diagnosis and management of tearing issues.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Excess tearing after blepharoplasty occasionally occur.

During for number of weeks after blepharoplasty sometimes afflicts the unlucky patient. Almost always this resolves as healing continues. You're wise to see your ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

I'm 3 Weeks Post Op from Bleph Both Up & Down, Now It's Tearing Continually, is This Normal?

        You will need to be examined for the cause of this excessive tearing.    Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Eye tearing after blepharoplasty

The two main causes of eye tearing weeks after blepharoplasty are the following: 1) eye irritation from dry eyes; 2) eyelid position change and/or eye closure issues.  You see an oculoplastic specialist for evaluation.

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

Constant irritation of the eyes after a 4 lid blepharoplasty

If you have constant tearing of your eyes following a blepharoplasty this may be an indication of irritation of your eyes.  You should be check by your plastic surgeon or an ophthalmologist for eyelid malposition, exposure or corneal abrasions.    

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

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