I had a septoplasty surgery and since then I have had a black eye, a droopy eyelid, and no tears while crying from the left eye. Why?

Q. Does septoplasty affect the eye causing a black eye, a droopy eyelid, and no tears while crying?

Answered by
Dr. Skandha Harshita
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 16, 2023 and last reviewed on: Aug 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had a septoplasty surgery almost three years back. Since then, I noticed that the blackness of my left eye is slightly higher than that of my right. It causes an impression that it is half-closed. It does not produce tears, absolutely nil. Whenever I cry, tears come only from my right eye. It becomes red when I use the computer for more than 20 minutes. Although, when I put on anti-glare glasses while using the computer, it does not turn red. The white part of my left eye also seems dull compared to my right. I have visited three ophthalmologists, and two of them said I do not have a problem and that it is a droopy eyelid. They denied there is a link to my septoplasty surgery. One of them said that I have dry eye, but I had a diagnostic test done and the results were negative. So, I guess we can rule out dry eye. One of them also said there is a slight possibility of myasthenia gravis, which she said, cannot be diagnosed at such an early stage. Although I have had the problem for almost three years now. It also does not look like a droopy eyelid to me. If it is, why will it cause so many other problems? Having said that I did notice that whenever I try to open my eyes wide, my left eyebrow tends to go up. I do not know how that is related to my problem, but I thought mentioning it would be better. I tried warm eye compresses and artificial tears. They both did not improve my condition. I am very worried because no doctor has been able to properly diagnose it. Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I could understand that you are suffering from drooping eyelids and possibly dry eyes. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and the CT scan report is clearly mentioning that eyes or bones around the eye are not involved at all. So any correlation with septoplasty can be ruled out. The picture you have sent is the Placido disc examination and it is normal so based on these two, it appears as if your eyes are normal. Does the drooping increase as the day progresses or after heavy work or does it remain the same? Do you have any difficulty in seeing up or do you see double images when you look in any direction? Can you provide some more information on whether your eye closes completely when closed or if there is any gap left? Do you use any glasses? Have you had glasses in the past and not regularly used them? I would be able to pinpoint the diagnosis if I can see a picture of your eye. I hope this helps you. Thank you.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Kindly help me get rid of my stomach problem.

Pears, apples, oranges, bananas, carrots, broccoli, spinach and all green leafy vegetables, black beans, black-eyes peas, beets, whole grains and fiber supplements ...   Read full

Cerebral Aneurysm- Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

.. a brain aneurysm is a weakening spot in the wall of an artery in the brain that is fatal. Read below to learn more .. ...   Read full

Can you suggest a diet plan to reduce my weight and achieve pregnancy?

.. not get scared about your weight. You can reduce it easily by following a good diet plan and with normal walking. I am sending you a diet chart. Please follow it and be in touch with me for the follow-up.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Eye Care Ophthalmologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.