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Eyelid problem

Postby Green » Sun 20 Jun 2021 11:18 am

Had remaining failed graft sutures out in theatre this week, but eyelid not feeling great, a bit tender, intermittent pain, one area slightly red, think I'll talk to them tomorrow but just wondered if anyone has had lid probs

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Re: Eyelid problem

Postby gsward » Sun 20 Jun 2021 11:28 am

In theatre, but a local anaesthetic presumably? Both the anaesthetic and the clamps they sometimes have to use to keep your eye open during the procedure can cause local swelling and redness. Regular pain relief will probably ease things a bit but usually settles in a few days. Call them if you are still concerned.

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Re: Eyelid problem

Postby Green » Sun 20 Jun 2021 12:46 pm

Yes LA & retractor, but this feels external

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Re: Eyelid problem

Postby gsward » Sun 20 Jun 2021 1:20 pm

Most eyelid retractors are going to work something like this https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Eye-retractors-and-applicator-positioning-for-superficial-radiotherapy-treatment-SXRT_fig3_324008095. So you will note there is quite a bit of stretching and pressure on the external areas of the eye.

Do call them if you are concerned.

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Re: Eyelid problem

Postby Green » Sun 20 Jun 2021 2:35 pm

Thank you Graham appreciated


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