Ever since my blepharoplasty my lower right eyelid has been numb. It has now been two and a half months. I am getting worried that this should have cleared up by now. Is this something to be worried about and when will the numbness finally clear up?
I would say that at two and half months, if you still have numbness under your lower eyelid, that is definitely of some concern. When I do a blepharoplasty, I rarely have any numbness underneath the eyelid and certainly if I saw something there after about two weeks I would have some concern about that. It still may clear up and I am not sure there is anything specific that can be done for it even if it does not want to clear up, but I would say at two and a half months there is definitely some concern that it may be permanent.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS