Eyelid Surgery Information

Everything that you need to know about your eyelid surgery with Dr. Calotti

If You Are Having Eyelid Surgery

Is my initial consultation covered by OHIP?

Yes, your initial consultation is covered however, if cosmetic, the procedure itself is not.


Can I wear eye makeup to my appointment?

No, due to the nature of the evaluation makeup is not advised.


Can I wear makeup after surgery?

No, due to the nature of the evaluation makeup is not advised. For the first few weeks the lids may be tender and makeup is not advised. You will be given a complete list of instructions for after care at your appointment.


Where is the procedure done?

Some procedures are in office while others are performed at the BGH, you will be notified at your visit where your procedure will take place. For directions to the Brantford General Hospital please visit the contact us page.


How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the type of procedure, it can vary from 15 minutes to an hour.


Can I drive after my appointment?

You will need a driver for your appointment.


Is the procedure painful?

There is mild to moderate discomfort for a couple of days after the procedure. You will be given a prescription to help with this.


Will I need freezing prior to treatment?

Dr. Calotti uses local anaesthetic for your comfort.


What do I need to know for the day of my eyelid surgery?

  • It is a day surgery
  • You will need a driver to accompany you
  • You will be using eye drops and/or ointment for three weeks after surgery
  • Detailed instructions will be given to you on discharge


What do I need to know about my eyelid post-operative care?

You will be given a copy of post-operative care instructions on the date of surgery.

 
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