Pain is minimal after surgery, and no patch is required. Patients simply use antibiotic ointment at bedtime for approximately ten days. Sutures are removed seven to ten days following surgery in our office. Minor bruising or swelling may be expected, and will likely go away in one to two weeks. Bleeding and infection, which are potential risks with any surgery, are relatively uncommon. Depending on the diagnosis (i.e., the degree of tumor aggressiveness), tumor location, and size, potential risks include vision loss, double vision, incomplete tumor excision, and/or spread.