Management of Complications of Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

  • Craig N. Czyz
  • Vincent B. Lam
  • Jill A. Foster


Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a commonly performed functional and aesthetic surgical procedure. As such, it is important for the eyelid surgeon to be familiar with the identification and treatment of the spectrum of potential postoperative complications inherent to the procedure. These complications range from annoying suture granulomas to vision-threatening orbital compartment syndrome. Some of these problems may be avoided with appropriate preoperative planning and experienced intraoperative decision making. Other complications are unpredictable, not preventable, and require management in a timely fashion. This chapter introduces the spectrum of postoperative complications related to upper eyelid blepharoplasty and reviews considerations for their prevention and management.


Lacrimal Gland Orbital Cellulitis Orbital Septum Corneal Abrasion Eyelid Skin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig N. Czyz
    • 1
  • Vincent B. Lam
    • 2
  • Jill A. Foster
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Section of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryOhio University, OhioHealth Doctors HospitalColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyDrexel University College of MedicineColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Division of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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