After your surgery
After eyelid surgery in Manhattan, Dr. Zevon will probably lubricate your eyes with ointment and may apply a bandage. Your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anesthesia wears off, but you can control any discomfort with the pain medication Dr. Zevon prescribes. If you feel any severe pain, call him immediately.
Dr. Zevon will instruct you to keep your head elevated for several days and to use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. Bruising varies from person to person: it reaches its peak during the first week, and generally lasts anywhere from two weeks to a month. You’ll be shown how to clean your eyes, which may be gummy for a week or so. Dr. Zevon may recommend eyedrops, since your eyelids may feel dry at first and your eyes may burn or itch. For the first few weeks you may also experience excessive tearing, sensitivity to light and temporary changes in your eyesight, such as blurring or double vision.
Dr. Zevon will follow your progress very closely for the first week or two. The stitches will be removed two days to a week after eyelid surgery in Manhattan with Dr. Zevon. Once they’re out, the swelling and discoloration around your eyes will gradually subside, and you’ll start to look and feel much better.