Once your surgery is completed, you must follow all the instructions given to you in order to heal properly and have good outcomes.
Call The Office Immediately If You Experience Any Of The Following:
- A high fever, (over 101º) severe nausea and vomiting, continued dizziness or incoherent behavior, such as hallucinations.
- Any pain that cannot be controlled by your pain medication.
- Bright red skin that is hot to the touch.
- Excessive bleeding or fluid seeping through the incisions.
- A severely misshapen eyelid or excessive bruising or fluid retention that is localized to one region.
- Tightness in eyelid region and difficulty closing your eyes
- Blurry vision, dry eye, burning, watery or itchy eyes.
To alleviate any discomfort, and to reduce swelling, you may apply cool (not cold) compresses to your eyes. Do not apply ice or anything frozen directly on the skin. Do not apply compresses to your cheeks. Soak soft plain white washcloths or gauze squares in ice water and wring out well. Apply directly to the eyelids, but do not apply any pressure. Apply cool compresses, for no longer than 20-minute intervals.