Eyelid surgery

A summary of eyelid surgeries offered at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.


The Eyelid Surgery Clinic offers various eyelid surgeries, including to:

  • Fix when the eyelid droops over the eye (ptosis)
  • Remove excess skin from the eyelid (blepharoplasty)
  • Fix eyelids that turn outward (ectropion) or inward (entropion)

Preparing for the surgery

Your primary care provider, specialist or optometrist will refer you for this surgery.

Before your surgery, you will have an initial appointment with Dr. Tony Wong. His office is at Suite 720 — 943 West Broadway in Vancouver.

To get the most out of your appointment and to have a smooth experience, here’s some tips for planning your visit:

  • Stop taking any medicines that help prevent blood clots three days before surgery. Examples include warfarin, rivaroxaban, dabigatran etc.
  • Stop taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) seven days before surgery. Examples include Aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen.
  • If you do not speak English and need an interpreter (at no cost to you), please let us know in advance.
  • If you need a sign language interpreter (at no cost to you), please let us know in advance.
  • Please note or think about any changes in your condition since your last visit.
  • Please do not wear scented products. All Providence Health Care’s hospitals and residences are scent-free environments.

On the day of the surgery

  • Bring your BC Services Card
  • Take all your usual medications except any blood thinners. Blood thinners include aspirin, ibuprofen, other NSAIDS, warfarin, ticlid, eliquis and xarelto.
  • Ask your family doctor if you can stop your blood thinner medication.
  • On day of surgery, eat a very light meal (clear fluids and toast is ok). If you are diabetic, and you eat less food, you need to adjust your medications accordingly. Talk to your family doctor about this.

During the surgery

  • Expect to wait 15 minutes to one hour before surgery. A staff member will prepare you for surgery. They will put a numbing cream on the surgical site to decrease pain.
  • You may be given Ativan, a sedative during the procedure.
  • Someone must go home with you after your surgery, even if you take public transit or a taxi.
  • After surgery, you can leave within five minutes, with your accompanying person.

After the surgery

  • Clinic staff will give you post-operative instruction sheets specific to your surgery. They will also prescribe antibiotics and pain relief medications as needed.
  • Call Dr. Wong’s office at 604-681-8963 to book a follow up appointment.

Support for Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous Wellness Liaison Team is here to support your health journey. Team members offer cultural support and healthcare advocacy. Learn more below or call them at 604-682-2344,62937 or email IWL@providencehealth.bc.ca.

  • Indigenous wellness services

    The Indigenous Wellness Team at Providence is available to support Indigenous patients and their families. We are here to coordinate culturally safe wellness supports and services.


This procedure is done at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital. 


7:45 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Medical & professional referrals

Refer patients to Dr. Vincent Tony Wong’s office:

720-943 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E1