Login | Register

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:35 am

Offline
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:22 pm
Posts: 96
Location: Colorado 8750'

Hello All,

I haven't visited here since 2015, how time flies! I've had some troubles and I'm hoping someone here might have some insight for me on the latest. I had an upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) on my lost eye due to ptosis - it was about half the height of my real eye when they were both open.

Since the surgery, the eyelid does not close. I also had some fat implanted because it's always had a hollowed-out look. The surgeon who removed the eye (2009) did nothing to improve the appearance, he just took it out.

The plastic surgeon who did the lift says we should "wait and see" - surgery was just last Friday, so there is swelling. I can squint real hard and get it closed but I think it's the lower lid moving up, I don't think the upper is moving at all. It has come down a little, right after the surgery I couldn't see any upper eyelid, now I can see a little.

Any ideas? I'm thinking of asking him to put some Botox in to force it to drop and then maybe I'd get the motion back as it wore off? He could just open it up and cut the stitches and I'd be pretty much back where I was, only with another broken heart added. :cry:



Top Top
  Profile

Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:31 pm

Offline
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:28 pm
Posts: 10364
Age: 83
Location: Near Vancouver B.C.

Hello Polly, please give it time, it has been one week, so I think too early to tell. Nerves and muscles are involved, more time needed for them to heal. Best wishes.
Maureen.

_________________
F/ Amblyopia, intra-ocular lens both eyes, cornea transplant, blind in L/Eye due to retinal detachment.Glaucoma. Capsulotomy seeing eye.
Seek someone who communicates with you in laughter for laughter can turn a sad day into a joyful one.



Top Top
  Profile

Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:16 pm

Offline
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:22 pm
Posts: 96
Location: Colorado 8750'

Thanks Maureen, you are exactly right! Patience just isn't in my vocabulary.

I have some good news to report - this morning, the lid had relaxed down about a mm, maybe 1.5mm. And when I open my other eye wide, the lid goes up that little bit, so they match!

I really appreciate the reply, I wanted to tell somebody my good news! :)



Top Top
  Profile

Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:37 am

Offline
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:28 pm
Posts: 10364
Age: 83
Location: Near Vancouver B.C.

Well that is good news indeed Polly. I will look forward to hearing about your progress in the coming week or two.
Maureen

_________________
F/ Amblyopia, intra-ocular lens both eyes, cornea transplant, blind in L/Eye due to retinal detachment.Glaucoma. Capsulotomy seeing eye.
Seek someone who communicates with you in laughter for laughter can turn a sad day into a joyful one.



Top Top
  Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum


Search for:
Jump to:  
cron