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When is lower eyelid revision surgery recommended?

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I am undergoing surgery for cataract removal in both eyes Oct/Nov. How long should I wait before having a cosmetic procedure involving the lower eyelids? I was thinking February or about 3 months?  

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Gina,

 Occuplastic Surgery after Cataract surgery can be considered OK when your ophthalmologist says you are OK. This is usually very quick ( 3 to 4 weeks ). Some prefer to wait at least 2 months before any surgery. Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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Lower blepharoplasty can generally be done safely following cataract surgery after about 2-3 months. You will need very frequent moisturizing drops for a while. Ask the ophthalmologist who is doing the cataract surgery after the procedure.

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Eyelid Surgery After Cataract- One should wait at least 3-6 months after cataract surgery to do eyelid surgery, especially if it is a revision surgery. You will have an increased chance of having dry eyes if you are over the age 50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I believe this is a good time frame, but i would also consult your eye doctor.  You want to make sure that you do not have dry eyes and if so this needs to be addressed.

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