How long should I ice my eyes after co2 lasering of upper and lowers?

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Ice after CO2

Normally we use ice after any eyelid procedure for 48 hours. After this point there is not much effect on the swelling.


Fort Lauderdale Oculoplastic Surgeon
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How long to use ice

Whether you have CO2 laser or sprain your ankle, it is helpful to use ice or cold compresses for the first 48-73 hours to minimize inflammation and swelling. Thereafter cold compresses can be counter-productive. 

Daniel Lensink, MD
Redding Oculoplastic Surgeon
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