Lid Laceration Repair

Early repair of lid lacerations provides less edema and better protection of the corneal tissue. Your surgeon will administer anesthesia and clean the wound by irrigating it with saline solution. Foreign bodies present in your eye will be removed and injury to the lid margin and canthus (corner point where the eyelids meet) will be repaired. Your surgeon will align the lid margin by using sutures. After the surgery, antibiotic or steroidal ointments may be applied to provide pain relief or prevent infection. A transparent eye shield may be placed to protect the treated eye.