Postoperative Care in Ptosis Surgery

  • Edsel Ing


In patients with immediate postoperative lagophthalmos, an Opsite (Smith & Nephew) or Tegaderm (3M) plastic dressing can be used until local anesthetic effect on the orbicularis resolves or overnight in patients who have difficulty instilling eyedrops or if they have compromised corneas. The inferior portion of the plastic dressing can be crimped to make a channel for blood to seep through. Cold compresses can be still applied through this thin plastic dressing.


Public Health Plastic Surgery Local Anesthetic Effect Anesthetic Effect Inferior Portion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edsel Ing
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  1. 1.Toronto East General HospitalUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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