Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eyelid Puffiness after Cataract Surgery

Question: Since my Cataract Surgery for both eyes I have a puffiness under my eyes that I did not notice before the surgery. Is this a possible side effect of the surgery?

Answer: Actually many people who have Cataract Surgery suddenly notice that their eyelids appear more puffy-however it has nothing to do with the surgery. It is much more likely that you might not be wearing eyeglasses that obscure the direct view of the eyelids coupled with the more careful inspection and observation of your eyelids that causes you to think that there is "more puffiness". Unless you are aware of discomfort, redness, itching or discharge it is probably not really more puffy and in any even not related to your Cataract Surgery. If there is any question be sure to bring it to the attention of your Cataract Surgeon so that he or she can examine the eyelids.

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