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Can lubricant eye drops stop me from having a blepharoplasty?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
It depends on how dry your eyes are and whether there are any related changes on your cornea that only an eye doctor with special equipment can observe and document.
You may be able to have an upper and/or lower blepharoplasty but check with your eye doctor first. If you proceed your eyes may become more dry (at least temporarily) and you may need to use eye drops more often and/or add eye gel.

In brief: Possibly
It depends on how dry your eyes are and whether there are any related changes on your cornea that only an eye doctor with special equipment can observe and document.
You may be able to have an upper and/or lower blepharoplasty but check with your eye doctor first. If you proceed your eyes may become more dry (at least temporarily) and you may need to use eye drops more often and/or add eye gel.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Blepharoplasty removes excessive skin from either the upper or lower eyelids.
Using lubricating eyedrops will not change this issue.

In brief: No
Blepharoplasty removes excessive skin from either the upper or lower eyelids.
Using lubricating eyedrops will not change this issue.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No, but...
Tear drops don't affect the eyelid skin.
They do reduce eye dryness and may reduce your need to rub the eyes for comfort. Constant rubbing of the eyes can accelerate the stretching of eyelid skin.

In brief: No, but...
Tear drops don't affect the eyelid skin.
They do reduce eye dryness and may reduce your need to rub the eyes for comfort. Constant rubbing of the eyes can accelerate the stretching of eyelid skin.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Eye drops are not for excess skin above the eye, if you have had a visual fields study done and you have vision impairment then we surgically remove the excess skin.
Many of my patients do this under local with valium.

In brief: No
Eye drops are not for excess skin above the eye, if you have had a visual fields study done and you have vision impairment then we surgically remove the excess skin.
Many of my patients do this under local with valium.
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
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