Wow! I follow a Facebook group about Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) because my eyelids are getting heavy and beginning to impact my peripheral vision (but not enough yet for Medicare to pay for it yet!).
I thought the images on FB were scary, but yours are HORRIFYING whatagain!
I hope it doesn’t hurt, and that you heal fast, and are happy with the results.
Your hair will be deeper and blacker, Whatagain?! Wow. I had no idea that eye surgery could have that effect. I don't have an eyelid problem, but will probably go for the surgery to get deeper, blacker hair.
You won't be a blond anymore, Whatagain. Look out, Kimby!
I was born with my left eye slightly out of shape which resulted in the left focal point about 5cm from the eye. Technically I am blind in that eye but the vision close up is excellent...if you need to read the tiny fine print on the back of a watch, or find a small island in a large map.
Part of my job was screening kids' vision at 4 years and also entering high school.The measuring of visual acuity was scored with the base being /6 i.e.what the normal person can read at 6 metres, A mild loss of vision would be scored 6/12. Glasses are needed to drive at 6/18. As I come in as 6/12 for my right eye, and "What letters" for my left, I can drive until my vision pegs out with my right eye.
I had my annual check recently as I have started seeing double vision especially at night. I also have joined in with all of you who have/had cataracts but Dr says not to do anything yet. Parkinsons causes the eyelids to droop to the point of not being able to see, so maybe he will do a combined eyelid and cataract when the time comes.
Thanks and good wishes to all of you who have contributed to this thread. It has been very informative and up to date with all your various experiences. "Here's lookin' at you, Kid!"
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So you joined the club Whatagain! I had my eyes "done" when I was 42. Not only the upper lids but the lower "bags" lifted as well. Now you will look very much younger. Even now I only look about 50 instead of 77. All I need now is the rest of the face pulled up !! I cant wait to see the end results in about two months. Yes, give it time to settle.
Whatagain may I ask if they did your op under a local anaesthetic? I believe it is far better as the blood flow is less with normal breathing. I've had other surgery to my face done when I fell and cut my forehead and cheek open and was stitched just with a local. I'm trying to remember whether my eyes were done that way but its so long ago now. The plastic surgeon told me that too many people have too much taken away and get that "fright" look with big vacant eyes. I think Nancy Reagan was one who had a very "tight" skin on her face.
Yes Tod, local. I got injections of anaesthesic right on the zone, then she placed a cuppola on my eye below the eyelid and started to cut, with a hot bistouri (scalpel ? ). So it smelled like a barbecue, but it was my meat. We talked all the way through. Since she is a friend of my wife, it was more than small talk. Quite pleasant actually.
Aah! small talk / private talk, is to relax you. Lower the pumping of your heart therefore less blood for them to work in. Now we will see your black eyes from the bruising. Just like Mike Tyson bopped you good and solid!
K2 and Bixa. you don't recognize beauty when you see it! Look at that tiny line of stitches...reminds me of cheery's skills. The symmetry of the eyes is very even and as the swelling goes down will look even better...not that our eyes are ever symmetrical to start with. You have a good surgeon, Just do what your told and be a good patient and DON'T go touching the wound with your grotty little fingers!
It is not a problem to change glasses, but it is a problem in France to get an appointment. After I lost my last glasses about a year or a year and half ago (maybe even more), I have been wearing my previous glasses which still do an acceptable but imperfect job. So I finally I went to make an appointment today at my usual ophthamologist and received the date of.... 31 January 2023.