Question: My friend recently had cataract surgery and her eyelid closes and thins out, like she can’t keep it opened. Is it normal? Can she have surgery to fix it?
Answer: What you are describing might be due to some residual swelling in the eyelid from the speculum used during the cataract surgery, or it could be a slight ptosis or droopy lid caused by the speculum-difficult to say but worth scheduling a visit to the cataract surgeon who performed the procedure and bringing it to his or her attention to see what the exact cause is and what can be done.
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