Dissolvable stitch poking out of crease (Photo)
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Dissolvable stitch in lid crease
It is best not to manipulate or pull on the skin around an incision. Dehiscence of the incision may occur and you could be left with scarring. Dissolvable stitches must be moist to dissolve - so application of ophthalmic ointment (or what your surgeon prescribed for post-operative care) will help to eliminate this remnant of suture material. If your next appointment with your surgeon is in a week or two, there should be no adverse consequence of lubricating the incision until then. If you develop other symptoms, then call and move your appointment to see him/her sooner. Best wishes with your recovery.
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This may or may not be a suture.
Dissolvable stitch coming out
Thanks for the photo. I think that you are absolutely correct this is indeed an extruding suture. Sometimes dissolving sutures are used internally and it looks like your surgeon has used a particular kind of suture called Vicryl which is notorious for this kind of problem. The suture should dissolve, but how long this will take will depend on the thickness of suture used which will range from days to months. If it is really bothering you, I would find a local oculoplastic surgeon who can remove this very easily.
Absorbable suture sticking out
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