Arnica ointment is currently used in homeopathic preparations for strains and bruises. In the
field of plastic surgery, some surgeons advise patients undergoing blepharoplasty to use
Arnica in order to prevent postoperative ecchymosis, swelling and pain. Thus far, no decent
study evaluated the efficacy of topical Arnica ointment in reducing ecchymosis or surgical
outcome after upper blepharoplasty. We hypothesize that application of Arnica ointment
postoperatively will reduce the development of ecchymosis and improve outcome.