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Question: What is recovery like after eyelid surgery?

Dr. Prasad: Eyelid surgery recovery is in clinical practice typically a process, which begins with the foundation of proper diagnosis, meticulous execution of the surgical procedure, and close attention to the immediate postoperative recovery process. Our patients are advised to apply cold compresses to the eyes 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off while awake for the first 48 hours. In addition, application of antibiotic ophthalmic ointment is part of the after care. Our patients have minimal discomfort and often report having experienced no pain. Most of our patients are able to go back to work in about one week.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ: What Is Recovery Like After Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Amiya Prasad discusses the factors that affect recovery after eyelid surgery including immediate post-op applications and when you can expect to get back to work.