I have read the posts of botox not being permanent specifically in causing blepharoptosis, however it has been over 8 months since I had the injection and still continue to have the ptosis. I have now been referred for blepharoplasty. I see that there are no reportable cases of permanent damage. It is interesting to me as the clinic where i went, Spa Medica in Yorkville, Toronto, ON, has yet to report my case. Is there a board where I can do this independently ? Any current research on this?
It Has Been 8 Months Since my Botox Injection and I Still Have Blepharoptosis/Blurred Vision?
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Drooping of the upper eyelid after Botox
If you still have a droopy eyelid more than four to five months after Botox, it very well be caused by something other than Botox. If there is a condition that is not noticed prior to the Botox treatment, or there even was a droop that was mild but not as significant, possibly the Botox made it more apparent but didn't cause it.
Please see a neurologist to rule out myasthenia gravis and other conditions. A neuroopthalmologist may also be consulted for an opinion.
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Botox and ptosis
Botox (injectable botulinum toxin) should not last longer than 6 months. It is possible that there was underlying ptosis present that was unmasked by the Botox. See an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation and treatment options.
Botox affects the nerve ending temporarily
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Ptosis after Botox
frequently when individuals notice an asymmetry after a treatment such as Botox, it was likely a pre-existing condition. I would suggest reviewing your before and after Botox pictures with your physician and see what the extent of the pre-existing ptosis was as it is highly unusual that your condition is related to the Botox injection 8 months ago.