I really want to have better looking eyes and I have scheduled blepharoplasty twice, yet cancelled both times. I am a worrier and I am worried that something might happen and I could lose my eyesight. Has this ever happened?
One of the risks and potential complications of blepharoplasty surgery which should be discussed with you during any preoperative visit is the possibility of blindness. Reasons for this occurring is usually due to bleeding into the eye after surgery is complete and compromise of the blood supply to the retinal artery without relieving pressure in a timely manner. Reasons other than trauma to the eye during surgery have also been reported as causes of decreased vision following blepharoplasty. Clearly, this is the most dreaded complication that can occur following blepharoplasty, and surgeons take every precaution to insure that this does not occur. Fortunately, this is an incredibly rare complication and thousands of people undergo all kinds of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures to their eyes without any complications at all. My suggestion for you is to wait until you are comfortable with the potential risks and complications before committing to any procedure.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld