What can I expect?
- You will have stitches for 5 days.
- Your eyes will feel numb and tight, but no pain.
How do I care for my eyes after the procedure?
Sleep with additional pillows so your head is at a 45 degree angle – this will reduce swelling. Lubricating drops will be prescribed along with other medications that will promote healing. No contact lenses are allowed to be worn until Dr. Berlet authorizes.
Can I do computer work after the procedure?
No computer work, reading, movie watching, texting or long drives are allowed for at least 3 days, after the procedure has been performed. This increases the chance of Chemosis (inflammation of the jelly of the eye). This inflammation may take 6 months to cure…so follow our directions, please! Keeping ice on your eyes (on and off for 10 minutes at a time) is best for the first 36 hours after surgery.
You may return to work after 1 week, but may have residual bruising. No heavy lifting!
For any other questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org