How can I decrease swelling at this stage in post-op period? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Post op swelling
You don't look bad for 16 days. Some possible options for swelling: warm compresses, and ibuprofen. But it always just takes time to heal.
Are your eye uncomfortable?
This is a lot of surgery. It takes months to fully recover. You have had rough eyelid surgery and may now have chronic corneal exposure which might account for eye pain. This initially is treated with artificial tears turn the day and ophthalmic ointment at bedtime. If your eyes are bothering you, see your general ophthalmologist. Regarding general swelling, there is no pill or herbal product that will speed up the resolution of swelling short of massive, unphysiologic doses of corticosteroids. Mostly it is just time that you need for the resolution of swelling. We call that tincture of time.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.