Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Chemosis after eyelid surgery

Lower eyelid surgery for lower eyelid bags is a procedure performed to enhance the lower eyelids and create a more rested and refreshed appearance. As with any surgical procedure, there are inherent risks associated with eyelid surgery. A common manifestation after lower blepharoplasty or lower eyelid surgery is called chemosis. This temporary complication is simply due to swelling of the conjunctiva or pink portion of the inner eyelid. Chemosis is reported to occur in up to 40% of lower blepharoplasty and has a clear jelly appearance that creeps up from the lower eyelid over the sclera or white portion of the eyeball. It may not appear until several days after lower eyelid surgery. With the help of squinting and steroid drops, chemosis typically completely resolves within the first few weeks after surgery.

Dr. Funk performs lower eyelid surgery for lower eyelid bags in Houston.