I recently had an eyelid lift, and now I am having difficulties opening and closing my eyes. Is this a temporary side effect? If not, how is this remedied?
Inability to raise the upper eyelid after surgery is known as lagopthalmos. it can be temporary after surgery due to spasm of what is called Muller’s muscle and will usually resolve on it’s own and only rarely needs intervention. However it can also be caused by a problem with the levator muscle which is the main lid elevator. This can either be an unmasking of a previously present problem or a complete disruption from surgery. this type of problem needs surgical correction. Your surgeon or eye doctor should be able to test it to determine which of these problems exist.