Will My Eyesight Change After Ptosis Surgery?


Will my eyesight change after ptosis surgery? Most people after ptosis surgery appreciate
an improvement in their vision through the improvement of the eye position relative to
the pupil. My patients report that the world feels brighter and they don’t feel the strain
of keeping their eyes open anymore. In terms of wearing glasses and contact lenses, I advise
my patients that they can wear their glasses if needed after surgery. But as far as contact
lenses are concerned, I usually recommend waiting about a week since during that time
antibiotic ophthalmic ointment is being applied to the eyelid and it can get on the contact
lenses and affect their quality of the vision. When resuming contact lens wear, I advise
liberal use of lubricating eye drops because it’s expected that the eyes are going to
be more dry in the post-operative period and with the eyes being more open, the tear film
may need supplementation. In terms of your eyeglass or contact lens prescription, it’s
possible, you may need to adjust your prescription. When the eyelid is drooping, it can affect
the curvature of the cornea causing a very mild astigmatism. I generally recommend waiting
several months before having the patients go to their ophthalmologist to check if their
prescription’s changed.

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