In August of this year, I had cataracts
removed in both eyes within one week of each other. My left eye was first and after the local anesthesia wore off, about 3 hours, I noticed a sort of blind spot or numbness on my upper eyelid. I called the office and was told not to worry and since I have a post op scheduled for the following day, it will be checked out. During the check-up I was told all is well and continue the eye drops and so on.The numbness or blind spot was still had not changed. The second week of my post op, I mentioned this again and was told to see my MD. I went to urgent care and she guessed that this must be a sinus infection and gave me some antibiotics. This was in September and the heaviness n the eyelid is still there.
Spoke to the Target eye Doctor who had referred me to this clinic and asked her if it could be possible that during the anesthesia a nerve in the eyelid could have been injured. Her response was nearly insulting by saying that quote: You probably always had it, but because of the cataract you did not notice.
The problem is in the eyelid not in my eye. When lifting my eyelid, I do not feel the blind spot.
Here is my question, if a nerve was damaged in the eyelid, will it take time to heal and nothing has to be done, or can this get worse? Thank you for your help