Eyelid Surgery Claims & Compensation
What is eyelid surgery?
Also known as Blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is often performed to combat the signs of ageing. Our eyes are usually one of the first features to show – the skin here is prone to becoming more elastic and the muscles growing looser. As this happens, far appears more prominent and lower eyelids look droopy.
Eyelid surgery is usually performed on either the upper or lower eyelids, or both at the same time. The fatty tissues underneath the eyes is removed, crow’s feet in the corners are smoothed and eyelid muscles are tightened.
This type of cosmetic surgery is almost always performed under General Anaesthetic and can be a length operation. Incisions or cuts are made to the natural lines of the eyes in order to allow the surgeons to remove loose skin and excess fat. If you have experienced pain or distress following your procedure, then you could be entitled to make an eyelid surgery claim for compensation.
Problems after eyelid surgery
For patients who have undergone eyelid surgery, it is normal to experience some discomfort and pain for several weeks after as recovery can be uncomfortable. This could include, swelling, irritation, and watery or itchy eyes. However, there are some signs that your surgery may not have gone to plan:
- Drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis)
- Drooping of the lower eyelid (ectropion)
- Corneal damage
- Blurred or impaired vision
- Partial or complete blindness
- Difficulty closing the eyes (lagophthalmos)
- Asymmetrical or uneven eyes
- Emotional distress e.g. depression, loss of confidence, anxiety, low mood