Answers to Common Diabetes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about diabetes.

What is the recovery like after eyelid surgery?

The majority of recovery after eyelid surgery takes place in the first two weeks after surgery, according to the Premier Physician Network (PPN). 

During this time, patients’ will have a lot of swelling and redness to their eyelids, according to PPN physicians. Patients will use a lubricating ointment and try to keep their head elevated.  

Most importantly, each patient should follow their doctor’s after-surgery instructions carefully to make the best recovery possible. 

After about a month, 80 percent of the swelling will have gone away, according to PPN physicians. The remaining 20 percent of swelling will go down over time but varies by body type how long it takes. 

Talk to your doctor for more information about recovery after eyelid surgery. 

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Isaac Corney, MD, Trotwood Physician Center; Ann DeClue, MD, Saadeddine Dughman, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Gary Fishbein, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Roger Goodenough, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; J. Wes Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Miguel Parilo, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Srikanth Sadhu, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Trisha Zeidan, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Miguel Parilo, MD, FACP, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Kristine Sun, MD; Premier Family Care of Mason;

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