Written by Dr. Rashida Shabbir Tankiwala , Diplomate of National Board (DNB) | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB on Oct 21, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who Treats Eyelid Problems?

Eyelid problems are commonly treated by an Ophthalmologist.

2. What should one expect after Eyelid surgery?

Swelling usually remains for 2-3 days. The wound usually heals within a week. There may be slight pain and discomfort for the first week which disappears after the wound heals. There may also be some foreign body sensation in the eye for a few days.

3. What is the reason of the annoying eye twitching?

Usually the muscle beneath the skin of the upper or lower eyelid rhythmically and uncontrollably contracts & relaxes causing the eye to twitch.

It is usually due to local eye irritation such as dry eye and blepharitis, which needs to be diagnosed and treated accordingly. Fatigue, stress, and lack of sleep are other known causes. Stimulants such as caffeine can also lead to twitching. Correction of the refractive error also helps at times.

4. Can allergic Eyelid edema recur?

Yes, contact with allergen should be avoided to prevent recurrence.

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