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Three weeks ago, I had eyelid injury requiring 6 stitches. The stitches were removed two weeks ago. There is still a lot of swelling. When will the swelling subside, and when will the scar begin to fade?

Of course every patient is different, but, in general, swelling takes between 6 weeks and 6 months to disappear. Scars fade over months to years. You may wish to discuss the use of silicone scar patches or gels with your Eye M.D. to aid in your recovery.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: Eye Surgery

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