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Tarsorrhaphy Procedure

What is a tarsorrhaphy procedure?

When a person’s eyelids are partially sewn shut, then this may be considered to be tarsorrhaphy procedure. If there is a type of cornea exposure or the cornea is in need of protecting, then there may be a chance that the person may need to have a tarsorrhaphy procedure done in order to protect the cornea or any other part of the eye. When a person is in need of a tarsorrhaphy, then the individual may have many questions regarding the reason for this procedure, how the procedure is done, or healing time for the procedure. Read below where some questions about tarsorrhaphy have been answered by Experts.

If a person has dry eyes other methods have not worked to relieve the dry eye, what can be done?

If a person is suffering from dry eyes and the person is in need of relief when other methods have not worked, then the person may be in need of a tarsorrhaphy procedure to sew the eyelid closed so that the issue with the dry eye may be addressed. In some people the temporary relief of the tarsorrhaphy procedure may help in a quick way in order to help relieve the symptoms of the dry eye.

If an individual has an ulcer on their eye from shingles, what can be done to help the ulcer heal and how long will the healing process be?

When an individual is suffering from an ulcer in their eye due to shingles infection, then there may be a chance that the person may need to have a tarsorrhaphy procedure done to close the eyelids to help let the ulcer heal properly. The individual may only need to have the eyelids sewn shut for a brief period of time, while some individuals may need to have their eyelids sewn shut for a longer period of time.

If a person has a blocked tear duct, what procedure would be needed to help the tear duct heal and will the person only have to have one or more procedures done?

If someone is suffering from a tear duct that is blocked, then there may be a chance that the person may need to have a tarsorrhaphy done to close the eyelids and to help promote the healing of the tear duct. When the tear duct is sewn shut along with the eyelid, then this may only be for a brief period of time, or in some individuals, it may be something that needs to be done more than once.

If a person has extreme dry eye and they cannot get any relief, what can be done to help with the dry eye?

If a person has a case of extreme dry eye that is not getting any better with other methods of treatment, then the doctor may recommend that the person have a tarsorrhaphy procedure done to help and keep the tears in the eye to lubricate the eyes and help relieve the symptoms of the extreme dry eye. The person may benefit from the tear duct and the eyelids being closed to help the natural tears to lubricate the eyes.

When a person suffers from some sort of injury to their eye and they need to have some healing time or they have a case of dry eye that is not healing with drops or medications, then the person may need to have their eyelids sewn shut in a procedure called a tarsorrhaphy. When a person is in need of a tarsorrhaphy procedure, then they may have questions regarding what the procedure involves, how the procedure is going to affect the eyesight, or even how long the procedure will take to heal. When a person is in need of answers to these questions, then they may want to as an Expert.
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