1. Do NOT get your incisions wet for 48 hours following surgery.
  2. Avoid any medications listed in your informed consent packet for 2 weeks prior to your surgery and 2 weeks post-operatively, as these medications may lead to an increase in bleeding.
  3. Have frozen peas in Ziploc® bags ready for you when you arrive home following surgery. It is helpful to gently place the bags on your eyes to help reduce swelling for the first 48 hours. Icing may continue to be helpful for 2-3 weeks.
  4. Unless your procedure is accompanied by a facelift, sleep with your head elevated to about 30-40 degrees for 3-4 days.
  5. Take your medications as indicated by your provider.
  6. Do not bend over or engage in strenuous physical activity for at least 3-4 weeks.
  7. Clean your incisions twice a day using a clean cotton swab with baby shampoo and bottled water. Once the incisions are clean, apply a small amount of the ophthalmic ointment to upper lid incisions using a cotton swab.
  8. Do NOT touch your eyes with your fingers at any time during the recovery process.
  9. Do not wear contact lenses for 2 weeks following surgery.
  10. Do not drive until your vision is completely normal and you are no longer taking prescription pain medications.
  11. Call the office immediately if you notice any sudden asymmetrical swelling or pain. 303-320-8618
  12. Use prescribed eye drops as follows: 1 drop in each eye three times a day (Ketorolac, Maxidex). Use the erythromycin eye ointment 2 times a day on the upper eye incisions with a sterile Q-tip.

*ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING for at least 8 weeks. It is also important not to be in a room with smokers, as smoking hinders healing and can lead to tissue death.