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Question:
What are the possible complications of eyelid surgery?

Answer:
There are many different types of eyelid surgery, each with their own unique possible risks. In general, the risks of eyelid surgery include, but are not limited to: bleeding, infection, damage to structures in or around the eye, overcorrection, undercorrection, dry eye, need for more surgery and even loss of vision. These potential complications are uncommon, especially if a procedure is performed by a qualified Eye M.D.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: Eye Surgery

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Answered: Feb 05, 2014

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