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Can cataract surgery cause droopy eyelid?

I got a droopy eyelid after a cataract surgery. IS that caused by cataracts? How long i can recover from the droopy eyelid?
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  • b1t3_m3_8748


    Yes. I heard that most of doctor will use somethings called a "bridle suture" during Cataract Surgery. This is to stabilize the eye movements during the surgery process. But this technique did cause a droopy eyelid., from time to time. So, I think your can ask your surgeon if he/she used that technique to you so as to know what's actually the reason of cataracts surgery.
  • Barry


    Well, yes, it is possible to have this kind of symptom. You should know that Cataract surgery involves the removal of a lens, which is no longer operating properly and replacement with a prosthetic one. So after the surgery, it can lead to r the drooping lid. When the edge of the eyelid falls and covers part of the pupil, it blocks the upper part of your vision. In severe cases, you may have to tilt your head back or lift the eyelid with a finger in order to see out from under the drooping lid. And it is common to develop a drooping eyelid after cataract surgery. Besides, a similar drooping may also affect the eyebrow and is known as brow ptosis. And it will just take some weeks to recover. So you should not worry about it.
  • exxxtazzzy


    Yes, you may get the droopy eyelid after an cataract surgery for a contemporary moment. However, it will not last for a long time. Usually after about a week basic recovery, you will get recovery from the droopy eyelid. If not, you'd better go to see the doctor and accept the treatment.
  • Michael?griffin


    So sorry to hear that you have got a droopy eyelid, actually, sometimes cataract surgery could give rise to a series of lasting impacts, droopy eyelid is one of them. However, there might be other causes of this problem. Generally speaking, it is difficult to cure a droopy eyelid, you have to get some professional treatment, and it requires lots of attention, as well as money.