• How long will I feel stents after eyelid surgery?


    I had eye surgery two days ago (bottom lid floppy eye syndrome) and stents were put into my tear ducts of both eyes. I can feel them each time I blink and it’s painful. Should I be able to feel them? How long does the sensation of my eyeballs being scratched actually last?


    Depending on the particular anatomy of your eyes and the tightness of your eyelids after surgery, you might feel the silicone tubes. This may loosen over a week or so. You might try placing a small amount of eye ointment in the inner corner to soothe your eyes. If there is no change, please contact your surgeon who can either loosen or remove the tubes.

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