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Anyone - please let me know!!!

Anyone - please let me know!!!

Postby PLASTNJ » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:10 am

I am almost 5 weeks post-op and still have significant schleral show on one of my eyes. Can anyone who had this tell me if it resolved and when???? My eyes have not changed at all in the past 2 1/2 weeks. One looks completely normal. Everyday, I take the tape off in the morning and the one eye falls down. Has anyone had revision to just correct this side effect? Thanks to everyone on this board - you're all really helpful! As you can see, I'm desperate for some hope.
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Postby totallygutted » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:59 am


This doesn't sound right to me. Firstly you should not have to “tape” your eye up and secondly it should not be falling down as you say. If you have significant scleral show this could be due to a variety of factors including scar tissue, too much fat, skin and muscle excision and ultimately you just may have been totally unsuitable for this procedure owing to your age and facial morphology.

However, this problem can be fixed and that is the good news. Time plays a major role but at 16 weeks you will have a very good idea of where you are going. If you are still having problems, this may be fixed via a variety of methods. A hard palate mucosal graft seems a very popular choice – alloderm is sometimes used. Sometimes a canthoplasty may be enough, providing you have enough skin to lift.

Are you suffering from dry eye syndrome and how does your eye feel in the morning?

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Postby PLASTNJ » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:35 am

I am still using the steri-strips - my PS said to wear them at night, but I am too self conscious of the eye to take them off at all. The left eyelid droops down, making it look very round with the white showing underneath. I did not have any skin removed and my PS says he does not feel any scar contracture in the muscle underneath. Most of the people who i talked to had this happen after skin removal. I am doing the massage and squinting and it doesn't look any different. With the way it feels, i can't even imagine it all of a sudden changing, escpecially when the other eye looks absolutely fine and overall, i am not swollen or bruised (really never was).

Did you have this happen to you?

Can you explain a canthoplasty? Is that as invasive as what i just had done? I don't think I can take that again. My eyes are somewhat dry, I've been using the drops 3-4 times a day. My droopy eye always looks much worse in the morning. I am still sleeping elevated and on my back to try to help the situation.
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Postby totallygutted » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:26 pm

You should not be using steri-strips - period. You are only 34 and this should not have been necessary. I think you need to be proactive now and pay a visit to a good occuloplastic surgeon. It almost beggars belief that you underwent a transcutaneous bleph when in fact there was no skin removed. This frankly is very naughty.

A canthoplasty, sometimes known as a lateral tarsal strip procedure is a delicate operation and yes, invasive. However, the recovery is easy, easier than a bleph. For this to work though you need skin!

Here are some links for you to read.

The link below explains the difference between a canthoplasty and a canthopexy.
http://www.******.com/video-pageswm/c ... sty_w.html

I think you need to have a second opinion now though.

Very best

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