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Dr. Stan, Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon
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I just had caterac surgery 8 hours ago with lens implanted.

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I just had caterac surgery 8 hours ago with lens implanted. The eyelid is drooping.
Does this mean I have a complication from the surgery, or is it probably a temporary
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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It is normal to have slight droopy eyelid after surgery due the strain on the eyelid nerve and/or muscle, plus the anesthetic medication and drops using during surgery. This will resolve in few days. You may also notice slight eyelid discomfort or occasional twitch - if these occurs , it is expected and will resolve in few days. Continue to use your eye drops as directed. If you notice any eye pain or decrease vision, I suggest that you follow-up with your doctor for closer evaluation.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Thank you. You set my mind at ease. Unfortunately, my surgeon did not have time

to answer questions.

Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.
You are most welcomed.