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Botulinum Toxin In Ophthalmology (Fact Checked)

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Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) is the first biological toxin used in the treatment of ophthalmic diseases and to decrease skin wrinkles as an aesthetic agent. When used appropriately, it weakens the force of muscular contraction and/or inhibits glandular secretion.

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1How Does Botulinum Toxin Improve Vision??

When one of these muscles grows weaker or stronger than the other, one of your eyes will be pulled in the opposite direction causing crossed eyes. When injected into the stronger eye muscle, it relaxes and gives the other eye muscle the opportunity to become equal in strength.

2Can Botulinum Toxin Affect Your Eyes?

In rare cases, botulinum toxin injections may result in intraorbital or eye side effects. They include blurred vision, accommodation difficulties, retinal detachment, corneal irritation and corneal exposure.

3How Is The Drug Botulinum Toxin Type A Used To Treat Strabismus?

Doctors can use botulinum toxin to stop individual muscles around the eye working for a while. This may help the eyes become more aligned and may lead to less blurred or double vision. One problem with using botulinum toxin is that it can result in a droopy eyelid (ptosis).

4Can Botulinum Cause Blindness?

Purpose: Acute visual loss after facial injection of cosmetic materials is rarely reported. In this study, we report one patient who developed acute visual loss after an injection of botulinum toxin A for esthetic purposes.

5Does Botulinum Toxin Cause Blurred Vision?

Spread of Botox can cause changes in vision. This can include double vision, blurred vision, dry eyes, excessive tearing and drooping of the eyelid. If experiencing these symptoms, consult your doctor.

6What Are The Side Effects Of Botulinum Toxin?

Possible side effects and complications include:
Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site.
Headache or flu-like symptoms.
Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows.
Crooked smile or drooling.
Eye dryness or excessive tearing.

7Can Botox Irritate Your Eyes?

After the Botox is injected, the eyes can become very irritated and dry, and can go quite bloodshot and red. This irritation can then increase into blurred vision and the inability to see correctly.