After the Eyelid Operation

IMPORTANT !
If there is a massive, rapidly increasing and very painful swelling of the eyelids during the first 24 hours after the operation and / or if visibility is impaired, call us immediately. It could be that a blood vessel continues to bleed after the wound closure and the blood exerts a strong pressure in the eye socket, which is extremely rare.
The first 48 hours
  • After surgery, the eyelids will swell. The swelling is strongest on the second day after surgery and then slowly decreases. Frequently apply a cooling face mask for the first 48 hours to minimize swelling. 
 
The first 2 weeks
  • The sutures are removed after 6–7 days. Until then use only medically prescribed ointments. Please do not use creams or make-up.
  • After the removal of the suture, there’s a 3-day ointment and crème ban. From the tenth day, you can apply scar cream once a day.
  • The eyelids can be gently blotted with mineral water and cotton pads. Encrustation and excretion of aqueous secretions are normal.
  • Itchy eyelids are normal and are a manifestation of the healing process.
  • Important: Do not use Aspirin to relieve pain after surgery as it may thin the blood and cause bleeding. Ponstan or Dafalgan can be taken, however.
  • “Itching, scratchy eyes”. After every kind of eyelid surgery, the tear film is disturbed for weeks. This can lead to increased lacrimation and burning, biting eyes sensations. Moisturizing drops and gels help with these temporary ailments.
  • “Black and blue” eyes: Bruises of the lower eyelids and upper eyelids occur especially in smokers and elderly on. They usually fade within 10–14 days.
 
What happens next
  • Upper eyelids: it’s possible that the eyelid suture lies exactly in the eyelids and is usually visible after 14 days, but only on the outer edge.
  • Your eyelids may appear a little smaller, mainly due to the swelling. However, after a few weeks this will return to normal.
  • If you have an unusually strong wound healing, then the scar may remain clearly visible. Scarring tends to be more pronounced in dark-skinned people than in pigment-poor people.
  • The outer lid angle remains somewhat sensitive to pressure for months. This is because there are so many nerves here.
  • Skin grafting: If a skin graft is needed during special operations, the graft may eventually have a different tint to surrounding tissue.
 
Time off work after eyelid surgery
  • In the case of minor interventions, you should not go to work for about 1-2 days, for cosmetic procedures, this usually rises to 1 week, and for large eyelid reconstructions up to 2 weeks.
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4.7
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Serena Fazio
Serena Fazio
11:15 06 Mar 22
I have been to the ELZA clinic to have surgery for my miopy, as my eyes were rejecting the contacts and I was tired of... wearing glasses. From the first preliminary visit, to the actual surgery and post-surgery care Dr. Hafezi and all his collaborators have been extremely professional, considerate and helpful. All the steps of the (very short!) surgery were thoroughly explained to me in order to be as calm as possible, together with the medication plan and precautions to be aware of so that my eyes could heal in the best way possible. By following their exact instructions, the healing process has been very successful and smooth, and after about one week I was able to see perfectly. I absolutely recommend this team and their expertise!read more
Robin A
Robin A
11:43 16 Feb 22
Top experts and professional team. Highly recommended
Thunder Shiviah
Thunder Shiviah
14:05 23 Nov 21
After some research on local options I decided to go with ELZA since it stood out as the best. The operation and the... post-operation recovery went extremely smooth (something I was worried about with PRK). Now my vision is much better than I had hoped and I have no side effects such as dry eye or night vision problems. Thank you!read more
Squitieri Elias
Squitieri Elias
12:43 08 Sep 21
Die Behandlungen waren bei mir erfolgreich, alle waren sehr nett und haben mein Leben vereinfacht.Danke
Eliane Bossart
Eliane Bossart
13:01 05 Sep 21
Vor einem Jahr war ich einer ganz verzweifelten Situation und total im Stich gelassen. Meine Augen wurden aufgrund... eines ausgeprägten Kerakotonus immer schlechter, ich hatte Angst und war alleine mit meinen Problemen. Zudem vertrug ich die Kontaktlinsen nur noch ganz schlecht und hatte jeden Tag Schmerzen.Professor Hafezi hat mir mit zwei Operationen wieder das auf Grund der Situation mögliche an Lebensqualität zurückgebracht. Es war ein starpaziöses Jahr mit vielen Entbehrungen aber es hat sich gelohnt! Herzlichen Dank fuer die Unterstützung.read more
Gabriela Meyer
Gabriela Meyer
18:32 22 Aug 21
Ich wurde von meiner Optikerin auf Prof. Dr. Dr. Hafezi aufmerksam gemacht. Es war mir vorher nicht bewusst, dass meine... Augenkrankheit (Keratokonus) operativ mittels Cross Linking behandelt und so gestoppt werden kann. Die Beratung und Behandlung war sehr kompetent und ich fühlte mich jederzeit wohl. Die Operation verlief gut und das Ergebnis ist einwandfrei.read more
Naomi
Naomi
11:38 11 Aug 21
Ich bin sehr glücklich, dass ich das Elza Institute gefunden habe. Ich wurde von anderen Augenärzten abgewiesen, da... meine Augen zu kompliziert/schwierig zu behandeln waren. Prof. Dr. Dr. Hafezi konnte mir jedoch helfen und ich bin sehr glücklich und zufrieden mit dem Resultat. Vielen Dank!read more
Till B
Till B
08:30 19 Jul 21
Ich habe eine überaus kompetente Beratung und Behandlung erlebt. Die gesamte Betreuung war sehr freundlich und... professionell. Herzlichen Dank!read more
Thomas S.
Thomas S.
09:37 07 Jul 21
My left eye had to be operated on because of a cataract. As I had an Artiflex lens implanted a few years ago, it had to... be removed first before a modern lens could be implanted to correct the cataract. Prof. Hafezi treated me in an very competent and friendly manner. I am very happy with the result.read more
Selma A. Rahim
Selma A. Rahim
19:45 02 Jul 21
Dr. Hafezi.. the KING OF CXL🤴
Gianluca Ricci
Gianluca Ricci
12:46 10 Apr 21
Great team and service!
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rehaneyecare
05:36 08 Apr 21
Excellent surgeon
Steven H.A
Steven H.A
16:13 11 Jan 21
Prof. F. Hafezi s expertise is enormous and he has a very pleasant and calm nature which gives the patient... security.Thank youread more
Online Commande
Online Commande
09:19 05 Dec 20
Totally creepy, very arrogant Prof.He just want your money.It may explain, why this Prof. is not in the center of the... city of Zürich and why he has been thrown away from University of Geneva.read more
Elena Churilova
Elena Churilova
10:06 17 Nov 20
At the moment, 3 months have passed since the moment I made laser vision correction in this clinic. and I can say that... I am happy that I chose this particular clinic and Prof. F. Hafezi. The entire staff of the clinic is very friendly, treats patients with sympathy and patience if they are nervous before surgery (my big gratitude to Aida Alili for all support and patience). The doctor Hafezi and other doctors of the clinic are very professional and ready to explain to you as many times as you need. I can only recommend!read more
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