Botox Spread to my Eye Muscles: How Can I Get the Muscles to Start Working Again? (Photo)
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Botox and Eye Muscles
I have never seen the side effect you are describing from a simple Botox injection. I would continue to follow-up with a neuro-opthalmologist to evaluate the situation and if it is from Botox it should return to normal. Please let me know what happens.
Botox and side effects
BOTOX Wears Off
Different brands of Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX, DYSPORT, or XEOMIN) spread differently, and perhaps you had one that "leaks" more.
Certain eye muscles are just under the crows feet and perhaps this extra-ocular muscle is now weak.
Or perhaps some leaked into the levator or lifter of the eyelid from a frown or forehead injection..
Sometimes eye drops can help the lifter weakness from frown injections, but lateral weakness will need to wear off and eye drops won't help.
Since you did not have a direct dose, you should see some improvement in some weeks time. Complete improvement may take some time.
Botulinum toxins spread locally and not into your system, so the complicaitons will not be widespread