Handling your Traumatic Eyelid Injuries

While the scariest injuries are in the eye as they affect the vision, sometimes the eyelids too face traumatic injuries which are equally dangerous. These can include swelling, itching, drooping, rolling, bruising, cutting or tearing of the eyelid skin, and more.

When you have a ‘black eye’ or bruised eyelid skin due to a blow to the face, you should immediately get it checked as it may affect vision if it is too close to the eye. Usually, bruises go away in two to three weeks but it is better to be safe than sorry.

If your eyelid tear is small, it may heal on its own. However, deep cuts or the ones that go through the eyelid’s edge may require sutures.

At OPRSC, our surgical team, under Dr. Carroll’s lead, will make sure these procedures are done so expertly that you may not even get a scar to show off!

Traumatic Lacerations

Eyelid lacerations are defects in the eyelid usually stemming from trauma occurring to the ocular region. An extensive examination is often recommended to check for severity of damage caused by the trauma to other regions, such as an orbital fracture. 
At OPRSC, we can assist with the reconstruction based around the eye and eyelid in order to promote healing and cosmesis to your face.

Traumatic Ptosis

Traumatic ptosis occurs when the eyelid suffers trauma induced by an injury. This could be an accident or any other type of eye injury. The levator muscle of the eye is compromised or weakened in this case, which has to be corrected through surgery to allow the eye to work properly and the vision to be restored to its optimum.

Patient received primary repair reconstructive  surgery in order to restore original facial structure.