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Teresa, Volunteer Mentor (@hopeful33250)

Have you had plastic surgery to help improve vision?

Eye Conditions | Last Active: Nov 14, 2019 | Replies (7)

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@hopeful33250, It is wonderful of you to add this discussion for Connect members. I have had this surgery for both the upper eyelid and the extra tissue right below the eye. I am thrilled with the results. I was placed under anesthesia because of some other surgery I was having at the same time. I went home after a few hours and fell in love with frozen peas to go with the antibiotics.

My life partner had a more definitive need. He had limited vision. You can see the difference in these pictures. In the before picture on the left you can see how the upper eyelid sort of doubles down over the eye and creates a narrow opening. The tissue under the eye is pretty bulbous and baggy. After the surgery, his eyelids are definitive and look the same on top and bottom and on both the right and left sides.

What was immediately noticeable was his need for stronger sunglasses since more light was getting in. His best outcome was simply that he could see more. He too fell in love with frozen peas to prevent swelling. Three days after the surgery we attended an art show opening……there was no bruising. The stigma attached to plastic surgery is real. The other question he got was "Oh, have you had some work done on your eyes?" He even had to get a new Passport photo……and shhhhhh…..he looked at least five years younger. I am happy to shed some light for anyone who wants more details.

Be safe and protected tonight and free of suffering tomorrow. Chris

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@artscaping his before picture is very similar to how my eyes looked before the surgery except my upper eyelids drooped even more I think – my eyes were slits.
You said you had no bruising, were your eyelids deep pink after surgery? Mine were pink but not the dark purplish you think of as bruising, perhaps there are fewer blood vessels in your eyelids.
JK

Very impressive, @artscaping !

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