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How long does it take for a droopy eyelid to recover after catarract surgery?
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Up to 2 months
Many factors can contribute to drooping of the eyelid after cataract surgery.
In most cases the droop resolves gradually but in about 1/3 of cases it can resist partially or totally after 2 months. In those situations a ptosis surgery is needed to correct the eyelid position.

In brief: Up to 2 months
Many factors can contribute to drooping of the eyelid after cataract surgery.
In most cases the droop resolves gradually but in about 1/3 of cases it can resist partially or totally after 2 months. In those situations a ptosis surgery is needed to correct the eyelid position.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A few weeks to month
Usually it is temporary but it can be permanent as well.

In brief: A few weeks to month
Usually it is temporary but it can be permanent as well.
Dr. Jane Chung
Dr. Jane Chung
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Varies
Most droopy lids associated with a stretch injury to nerves innervating lid elevators will recover quickly over several days.
Others will take a few weeks and some will need corrective surgery if no recovery is seen after a few months.

In brief: Varies
Most droopy lids associated with a stretch injury to nerves innervating lid elevators will recover quickly over several days.
Others will take a few weeks and some will need corrective surgery if no recovery is seen after a few months.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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