No surgery is risk free, and as with all procedures there are numbers of potential risks and complications to consider when undergoing eyelid surgery. Understanding those risks prior to having surgery is essential.
The likelihood that complications will occur during eyelid surgery or the recovery process is very small. This is not intended to be a complete list of possible complications, but rather an overview of the most common risks associated with this kind of surgery:
- Temporary double or blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Tiny whiteheads
- Abnormal eyelid position
- Temporary swelling at the corners of the eyelids
In rare cases, patients will have difficulty closing their eyes when they sleep. In very rare cases, complications can cause the lower lid to droop away from the eye. Subsequent surgery may be required to alleviate this condition should such complications occur.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Zacharia will answer any questions and provide detailed information regarding all possible complications involved with the surgery.