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  FAQ's for Oculoplastics


Is blepharoplasty performed in CODET Vision Institute?
Why is it important to get a blepharoplasty from an oculoplastic surgeon?
Is it an outpatient eyelid surgery?
After surgery, will I be able to use my eyesight?
When will I be able to use my eyesight after surgery?
Will there be any pain or discomfort after surgery?
How long is the recovery time?
When will I be able to return to my normal activities?
What kind of examinations do I need before my surgery? Do I need preop exams?
Are these preop examinations performed at CODET Vision Institute or is the patient recommended to go to another doctor or laboratory?
Will I feel any pain during surgery?
What type of anesthesia is used?
How long does the surgery last?
I’ve had the operation, what’s next?
When will my stitches (sutures) be removed?
What kind of care should be followed after the operation?
How often are post-op visits are?
What other corrections can an oculoplastic surgeon perform? Can tweaks be performed as well?

Is blepharoplasty performed in CODET Vision Institute?
Yes, it can be performed here at CODET Vision Institute. It is also known as eyelid surgery.


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Why is it important to get a blepharoplasty from an oculoplastic surgeon?
Because the oculoplastic surgeon is the only one who can treat eyelids and the eye, if necessary. During surgery, this surgeon takes the patient’s eye care into account.


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Is it an outpatient eyelid surgery?
Yes, this surgery is ambulatory (outpatient).


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After surgery, will I be able to use my eyesight?
Yes, you can use your vision. You won’t require patches and it doesn’t affect the patient’s vision.


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When will I be able to use my eyesight after surgery?
The very same day.


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Will there be any pain or discomfort after surgery?
After the operation, the operated area may be swollen.


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How long is the recovery time?
Recovery time is, on average, in 2 weeks, but it depends on the patient and the type of surgery (how many eyelids are operated).


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When will I be able to return to my normal activities?
It is recommended that you “rest relatively” during these 2 weeks. Relative rest means to lay down but also wander around your house, without going out. On the fifth or sixth day, you can go out with sunglasses to protect yourself from sunlight and dust.


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What kind of examinations do I need before my surgery? Do I need preop exams?
Surgery requires preop examinations and a cardiological evaluation in patients over 40 years old. Another requirement is that the patient is healthy, that they don’t have any infections or respiratory problems. Patients with diabetes and with hypertension can be operated as long as their pressure is controlled.


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Are these preop examinations performed at CODET Vision Institute or is the patient recommended to go to another doctor or laboratory?
We work together with our internists. Patients are channeled to see these internist physicians.


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Will I feel any pain during surgery?
This surgery is painless.


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What type of anesthesia is used?
Surgery is performed in the operating room with local anesthesia plus sedation at the eyelid level. Patient will be awake but may sometimes fall asleep. A special device is used for the incision and allows coagulation to occur, preventing bleeding in the area. Stitches are also done and must be left there for 10 days. There is always some sort of inflammation, though it may be little or a lot depending on the patient.


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How long does the surgery last?
This procedure can last from 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.


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I’ve had the operation, what’s next?
The next day, you will have a visit to check for any potential infections.


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When will my stitches (sutures) be removed?
10 days after the surgery, you will have another appointment to remove the stitches. Once this happens, patient will be able to resume to their normal activities.


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What kind of care should be followed after the operation?
It is recommended not to do a lot of physical activity or effort, as well as avoiding exposure to dust and sunlight during a period of 2 to 3 weeks. Once this time has passed, you can resume your normal and physical activities without worrying about exposure.


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How often are post-op visits are?
Every month for 4 months, it is necessary to have a checkup. After these 4 months, the patient is discharged.


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What other corrections can an oculoplastic surgeon perform? Can tweaks be performed as well?
Here at CODET Vision Institute, our goal is to take care of the patient so that they will be able to close their eyes correctly. If there is a need for tweaks, they can be performed. We want to make sure that the patient will be able to close their eye to avoid dry eyes. During surgery, injuries, warts, and other conditions can be corrected.


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