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Eyelid Laceration

Eyelid Laceration

Eyelid lacerations are often due to eye injury or facial trauma. Eyelid lacerations may affect the eyelid margin, or beyond the eyelid margin - this can also cause eye tissue damages.

If the laceration is small, the wound can be sutured. The patient should seek professional medical help. Topical anesthetic drops are usually needed. Sutures require about a week's time to heal the wound.

As for larger wounds, or if the eye is affected, the patient should consult an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist must evaluate the eye condition, as infections may occur. In more severe cases, eye surgery may be needed, to repair the broken tissues. Early treatment can bring better protection and wound decontamination.

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