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Could a blepharoplasty cause pink eye? is it possible for a blepharoplasty to cause someone to get an infection like pink eye?

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Dr. James Ridgway answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Because : Because a surgery has been perform it is possible to have a soft tissue infection or conjunctival irritation. These risks are small, but possible and should be reviewed with you by your physician. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

It : It would be uncommon but not impossible to get conjuctivitis (pink eye) after blepharoplasty. With lower eyelid incision placement on the inner aspect of the lid some patients do get tissue swelling in the area, but it is rare for an infection to develop.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Benjamin Cilento answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Hi : Hi there is always a small risk of infection after surgery. Talk to your surgeon at the time of your preoperative consultation about your concerns... Hope this helps.

Answered 1/5/2019

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Dr. Stephen Weber answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Possible, unlikely: It is possible that you could develop "pink eye" after blepharoplasty but unlikely. Most often, if you were to have discoloration of the white part of the eye that is from a small amount of trauma to this tissue or temporary dryness following surgery.

Answered 5/18/2013

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Dr. Suzanne Galli answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Blepharoplasty: "Pink eye" is an infection in the eye. Blepharoplasty does not cause this. Surgery is performed under sterile technique. Infection from blepharoplasty is extremely rare.

Answered 10/9/2014

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