My eyes are inflamed, red, swollen. Is this normal? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Post upper lid bleph
Two days postop
It is normal to have swelling and bruising - often worse a day or two after surgery, and often wrapping down into the lower lids. The third day, the swelling and bruising should begin to resolve. Itching is a hallmark of contact allergy to topical medication, but this is still a possibility even without the itching. If you have been applying a topical antibiotic, the chances of infection are small. Cool compresses help with discomfort. Deep pain is unusual - soreness to touch not so unusual with as much bruising as seen in your photo. See your surgeon to make specific recommendations. Best wishes for rapid improvement.
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