Eyeball Bruising After Blepharoplasty

I had upper and lower blethoplasty and bilateral ptosis surgery 7 days ago. In the last 48 hours I have developed blood throughout the right eyeball. It does not affect vision and there is no "extra" pain. I am told it is eyeball bruising. How long should I expect this to last? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 4

Subscleral bruising after a blepharoplasty

If there is any bruising of the lids sometimes this gets under the sclera of the eye.  It is just a loose soft tissue plane.  Neither of these issues is dangerous or abnormal. It sometimes takes several weeks to resolve. 

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Blood on eye ball

This is something that can happen every once in a while. There is no mayor problem at this time, except for the inconvenience of having the red eye for a couple of weeks. There should not be any danger from it.

Gustavo A. Diaz, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bruised eye ball

I assume you are referring to a bright red blood spot over the white of the eye (sub conjunctival hemorrhage).  This may be present for up to a few weeks, and doesn't hurt anything.

Scott E. Kasden, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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This type of bruising is relatively common

This type of bruising is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage.  However and eyeball bruise does get the idea across. The blood is bright red because oxygen in the air readily passes through the conjunctive to keep the blood oxygenated and bright red. Depending on how extensive the hemorrhage, it may be with you one or two weeks. At this point out from surgery, you should not be in much pain.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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