- Post-op appointments are generally 7 days after surgery.
- Keep the area dry and covered for 24 hours after surgery.
- You may shower after the first 24 hours post-surgery. Avoid rubbing the incision. Keep the incision open to the air unless you are in a dusty or dirty environment.
- 24 hours after surgery, apply ophthalmic ointment to the incision.
- If needed, ice can be used for comfort for no longer than 15 minutes every 2 hours. Do not apply ice directly to skin—place a gauze barrier between the ice pack and your skin.
- No strenuous activity, and no lifting of anything heavier than 15 pounds, until cleared by your surgeon.
- Bruising may extend past the eye into the cheek.
- Swelling is to be expected for 2-3 days after surgery and then should subside.
- No makeup until after the stitches are removed.
- The incision is typically hidden but will be red for 6-8 weeks after surgery.
- No swimming, hot tubs or baths until cleared by your surgeon.
The following are normal findings following an incision or biopsy:
- Redness, puffiness, or discomfort localized to the site.
- Drainage – clear, red, or yellowish – up to a week after procedure.
Notify our office if the following symptoms occur:
- Fever greater than 101.4.
- Redness that extends beyond surgical site.
- Thick, foul smelling drainage.