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Can a upper eyelid lift that is too high be corrected by pulling on the eyelid?

Q:

I had severe trauma to my left eye - orbital fracture. I've had 5 surgeries in 13 months. My last surgery was to correct a drooping upper eyelid & to get an implant in the lower lid. The lower lid looks great! The upper eyelid is way too high. When I went back to my surgeon for the 1 week post op, he said I needed to pull on my upper eyelashes several times a day to get it to come down. Is this normal for an eyelid lift that is too high? It hurts too much to pull on my upper lid.

A:

 

Melanie,

 So sorry to here about your accident/ injury. Yes, downward massage after lazy eye correction can assist in allowing the upper eyelid to come down some. Patients & following your surgeons instructions may be the ticket after so many surgeries? 

 Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

 

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