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Diplopia treated by Botox?

Has anyone had botox injected into their eyeball to lift the eye level with their other eye and if so are you happy with result

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You Tube Videos and Botox Eyeball Injections

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   The you tube videos may look strange, but the little muscles that attach to the eyeball are injected to help with double vision.


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Botox may be injected into EYE MUSCLES, not the eyeball!

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Dear PamStrath,

      Botox is commonly injected into the extraocular muscles (these are the 6 muscles connected to the eyeball that allow it to look and rotate in different directions) by an eye muscle specialist to improve double vision and to help the eyes align better.  In fact, this was the first use of Botox ever described!  It was used to help people with strabismus, or "crossed-eyes".  It is a very effective treatment, but as in with all uses of Botox, may require repeated treatments.  Please meet with a qualified eye muscle specialist for a consultation and ask him or her about their experience and results.  

Good Luck

Jasmine Mohadjer, MD
Clearwater Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Diplopia and Botox treatment

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If a patient has strabismus (cross-eyed), botox can be injected into the hyperactive extraocular  muscle to improve or correct the resulting double vision.  On rare occasion, when botox is injected into the periorbital muscles to help correct frown lines or crows feet lines, it may migrate into the extrocular muscles and cause temporary diplopia or double vision.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Botox injected around the eye

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It sounds like you need to meet with a reputable and well-informed injector to have a thorough assessment and discuss what your issue may be. The muscles surrounding the eye are responsible for it's movement, not the "eyeball."

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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