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
Upper 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 Upper Eyelid Surgery

  1. After eyelid surgery, the upper lids do not blink completely due to the anesthesia and surgery. In order to prevent dryness of the eye, ointment MUST be put in the eye every TWO hours the first day, while you are awake. Continue ointment use 4 TIMES A DAY until seen in clinic for the post-operative visit.

    **To apply: Pull down on the lower lid and put ointment inside the lid.
       DO NOT PULL ON THE UPPER LID.
    **

  2. Also put ointment on the stitches 4 times a day until your follow-up visit.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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