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Cheryl Wilson asks:
My 56 year old sister just had her eyes done & the surgery included blepharoplasty. She developed a slight eye infection now three weeks into recovery. How common is that?

On: 01/17/2013 11:16 am

To doctors from: Georgia

Category: Eyelid

Answers

DrElizabethMorgan on 07/08/2013 04:35 pm wrote:
I am sorry about her complication. Infection after blepharoplasty is uncommon but can happen. An eye infection after surgery suggests the infection might come from something other than surgery - eye infections spread easily, 'pink eye' especially. Other causes of a red, sore eye after surgery are air borne allergies and dry eye. Both can be treated with eye drops. Hope this helps. Best wishes.