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surgery was great -- my eyelid now closes when I blink

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I had a gold implant put into my eyelid a few months ago. The surgery was great -- my eyelid now closes when I blink, but the area remains swollen. Steroids help to reduce the swelling, but it returns as soon as I cease the steroids. Any ideas?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Hello and thank you for your question.

 

Given your symptoms and the things you've tried to combat the swelling, I suspect one of two things is happening:

 

1. You may be allergic to the implant--it is not uncommon to have an allergic or intolerance reaction to a metal like this.

 

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2. This may represent a low-lying infectious process caused by a contaminated implant; if there is a nidus of infection associated with the implant, then it may not resolve, even with Cipro and may need to be explanted. Also, Keflex might be a better antibiotic to consider for this condition.

 

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