Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
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Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Post-Operative Instructions
Following
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery   Post-Operative Instructions Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery

Postoperative instructions following Lower Eyelid Surgery

  1. After eyelid surgery, some irritation and foreign body sensation in the eye is normal. In order to prevent dryness and provide comfort to the eye, ointment MUST be put in the eye 4 times a day until seen in clinic for the post-operative visit.

    ** DO NOT PULL ON THE LOWER LID. ** To apply: Look up and place the ointment just above the eyelashes of the lower lid. The ointment will spread over the eye when you blink.

  2. Using the ointment will blur your vision. If it is necessary for you to travel, please arrange for someone to drive.

  3. Ice / cold packs (frozen peas in a clean Ziploc bag work best!) will help decrease swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Use them for 15 minutes of every hour, while awake, for the first 3 days. If you cannot do it so often, use cold packs at least 4 times a day.

  4. You may notice some slight oozing of blood along the incision, or some bloody tears. A small amount of this is normal. If it should persist or worsen, please call the doctor.

  5. Sutures will be removed during your follow-up visit.

  6. It is OK to shower and wash around the surgical area gently starting the day after surgery. Do not aim the water directly at the incisions.

If you have any questions concerning the above information, please contact Dr. Dal Canto’s medical assistant at 801-501-6250. For urgent questions or problems after hours and on weekends, you will be given Dr. Dal Canto’s pager number.

Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery