My left eye won't close all the way after double eyelid surgery? (Photo)
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Hi There, It appears you may have a condition called lagopthalmos. It is not normal to have this one month post surgery. The problem seems minor, however, and may improve with time. I would suggest circular massage of the upper eyelid for three minutes per day three times a day for three weeks. This may help loosen the scar so the eyelid can close. Lagopthalmos can sometimes occur if too much skin has been resected during the blepharoplasty. If it does not resolve with time, you may need a skin graft to correct the condition. Hope this helps, Javad Sajan, MD
Not normal but common.
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This is a fairly common complication of the surgery if too much skin was removed. It usually improves over time as the eyelid stretches but you need to see an ophthalmologist or oculoplastic specialist to make sure your eye is not getting too dry. This can be very dangerous and lead to permanent harm to the eye. I would definitely be putting an ophthalmic lubricating ointment in before bedtime and use preservative free artificial tears during the day.
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