Is it Possible to go Blind From Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Added on 14th July 2020
One of the biggest worries that patients tend to have before going through with a blepharoplasty surgery is described in medical literature as blindness. Going blind from blepharoplasty surgery is one of the most severe complications you can gain and is a common question that’s asked during consultations for the surgery.
Is it common for patients to go blind from blepharoplasty surgery?
Here at UK Aesthetic we can assure you that this isn’t something that our surgical team has witnessed in their several years of conducting blepharoplasty surgery. We can also confirm that this isn’t an incident that has occurred with any of the patients that have undergone the surgery with UK Aesthetic.
Whilst this is the case, it is still a requirement that patients are consented for this and prepared for any complications that may occur with the surgery. It is believed that blindness occurs more commonly with lower lid blepharoplasty procedures or when a large amount of local anaesthetic has been used for the surgery.
Discussing the risks involved with blepharoplasty surgery
As with any surgery, our patients’ safety is what is considered most important to us and we’ll discuss the risk involved with the surgery during your consultations. This is to make you well aware of the complications involved and to help you make an informed decision before going ahead.
We must reiterate, however, that although you will be informed about the possibility of going blind from blepharoplasty surgery or any other procedure involving your eye, this is an extremely rare occurrence and very unlikely to happen.
If you have any questions or concerns about this, please do not hesitate to contact us to book a consultation and we can run you through the pros and cons of the surgery beforehand. Many of our blepharoplasty case studies provide examples of previous patients that have undergone the surgery and you can also find more details about the surgery on our blepharoplasty page.Back to videos