my daughter is suffering from eyes tics and keeps blinking frequently while talking. when ticked by us there is no blinking.Is it eye tics ? can this be cured with botox injection
Does Botox Injection Stops Eye Tics ?
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Botox can be used for facial spams and tics
Sometimes there is cross communication and confusion between motor nerves in the face and a neurologist should examine your daughter to determine the cause. It they feel it to be appropriate, they may consider her to be a candidate for botox treatment. They should discuss with you the risks including secondary unwanted loss of muscle function of important expressions such as smiling and eating if this were a possibility. Asymmetric facial muscle position at rest and with motion can create a "stroke-like" appearance as the untreated side acts differently than the botox-treated side. That is why a neurologist and possibly an ENT, should be consulted, one that has a great experience in botox.
Botox and eye ticks
It may be possible that botox would improve this condition. I would have your daughter examined by an ophthalmologist first to make sure that there is nothing else going on and check her eyelid function.
Botox, Eye Blinking and Eye Tics
First make sure what exactly is going on with your daughter and the specific cause, if that can be diagnosed. Presuming the work up confirms facial tics ( involuntary muscle contractions), Botox is one option to manage/ treat symptoms. It is not a cure.
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BOTOX® relaxes the muscles which cause blepharospasm ["eye tics"] and hemifacial spasm ["facial tics"]
BOTOX® is a very simple and safe medication which relaxes the muscles which cause blepharospasm ["eye tics"] and hemifacial spasm ["facial tics"].
Because blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm are medical conditions, treatment of these conditions with BOTOX® is often paid for by medical insurance.
Treatment usually needs to be repeated every 2-4 months to keep blepharospasm and/or hemifacial spasm under control.
BOTOX® is effective for both blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm regardless of the cause [or even if no cause can be found] because BOTOX® works on the final common pathway, directly relaxing the overly active muscles.
My patients greatly prefer BOTOX® to other treatments for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm because BOTOX® is simple, safe, and allows them to avoid the systemic side effects of pills.
Eye ticks and botox
Eye tics can happen for many reasons. A neurologic work-up may be in order. Botox had been used successfully for facial tics.
Botox Injection for Eye Tics (Facial Spasms)
Eye tics or Facial Spasms need to be worked up by a good neurologist to understand their cause. They are frequently treated and stabilized with Botox. You are advised to seek someone who is experienced in the treatment of Facial spasms.
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