• Is bleeding normal after retinal surgery?


    I had vitrectomy and peeling of epiretinal membrane (macular pucker surgery) four days ago. This morning I noticed a few specks of dried blood on the outside of my lower eyelid. Is this normal?


    It is normal for the surface of the eye to bleed after retinal surgery and after vitrectomy surgery. Sometimes it may bleed even a few weeks later. If your vision is affected, or if you are having pain, then you should contact your surgeon immediately.

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