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How dangerous is having stent placed in upper eyelid

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how dangerous is having stent placed in upper eyelid
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 7 years ago.


This is a common procedure. The Crawford tube is usually left in for 6 months and then removed. It is not dangerous. You may have some pressure (sinus sensation) for a few days to a week. After that, you won't even notice it. This procedure is performed on children all the time.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the doctor is using anesthia - outpatient procedure. Is this also common practice and how much bruising can I expect.
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 7 years ago.


General anesthesia is common because the areas along the nasolacrimal system cannot be numbed very well. Without general anesthesia, it would be very painful.

There is minimal, if any, bruising.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
do i need to see a plastic eye surgeon or is this also common for opthamologist board certified doctors to perform. the nurse told me the bruising isn't pretty and that has me worried
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 7 years ago.


Most general ophthalmologist can do this procedure.