Eyelid Surgery Risks and Complications

Dry Eyes

The tear ducts may be affected during surgery and cause the lubrication of the eyes to be decreased.  Artificial tears may be used to alleviate the symptom.

Lag Ophthalmus

Drooping of the eyelids after surgery would require surgical intervention if after 6 months – 1 year, the problem persists.


Differences between the two eyes areas treated may necessitate further surgery.


Scars are placed in the folds on the eyelids.  Scar revision may be necessary after everything is healed.


Rare and usually treatable with antibiotics.


Rare but may require surgical intervention.

Need for revisionary surgery

The above complications may necessitate further surgery.