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Does ptosis eye surgery carry any risks?

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Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

All surgeries have risks associated.
Ptosis repair complications can include: inability to close the lid fully (potentially leading to corneal drying/damage), asymmetry between appearance of lids on the 2 sides, scarring/thickening of the lid, in turning or out turning of the lid (& therefore the eyelashes) and of course residual ptosis.

In brief: Yes

All surgeries have risks associated.
Ptosis repair complications can include: inability to close the lid fully (potentially leading to corneal drying/damage), asymmetry between appearance of lids on the 2 sides, scarring/thickening of the lid, in turning or out turning of the lid (& therefore the eyelashes) and of course residual ptosis.
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