You will be given an outpatient appointment for approximately 1 month after the operation where any stitches will be removed.
After the operation, your eyelids may be swollen and they may become sticky. To clean the eye, use some cooled boiled water and tissue. Do not pull your eyelids when cleaning them, as this will loosen up the skin again.
It is very common to get some bruising following the operation that settles within a couple of weeks. Your eyelid may feel uncomfortable and tight following the operation but this usually settles with time. Discomfort over the outside edge of your eyelid may happen with some types of procedures. This will settle within a couple of months.
It is possible for the operation to over correct the lid position and this may require further surgery. In the same way the operation may not correct the problem enough and again this may require a further operation.
It is possible to get an infection following the operation. If the doctor thinks this is likely to happen you will be given antibiotic ointment to apply for a few days.
If you have any problems after your operation please phone Ward 20 where the staff can provide advice 24 hour a day: Telephone (0191) 282 5420