Botox - Ten Days Later and I Feel As Though I Have Been Kicked in my Right Eye. Should I Be Worried?

I had Botox ten days ago for crows feet and forehead lines. Now when I screw up my eyes or blink hard the right eye feels bruised but I can't see a bruise of feel any pain if I touch the is a deeper pain like lower eye ache. I have not experienced anything like this before when having Botox injections and am wondering if it is related and if there is anything I should do about it?

Doctor Answers 11

Evaluation after Botox Injection

The pain you are describing 10 days after you Botox injection definitely warrant evaluation.  This is definitely not something to be expected and may be a sign of something more serious(ie. Herpes Zoster, Sinus infection, Neurological).  Please may an appointment ASAP to be evaluated.

Annapolis Dermatologist
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Delayed pain around eye after Botox

The symptoms may not be related to the botox injections, but see an ophthalmologist to ensure that you are not getting "Shingles".  Let them make sure you don't have double vision and that the extraocular eyemuscles are working perfectly.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Pain in right eye

It is unusual for you to have actual pain in  the eye after Botox especially after ten days. Sometimes It can be from bruising, but you should speak with your doctor and get evaluated.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Unusual feeling after Botox

As long as you are not having any problems opening and closing your eye or with your vision, and you are seeing the usual improvement in the lines around your eyes, don't worry. Your symptoms will go away and you can discuss it with your doctor the next time you go in for an injection.

David J. Levens, MD
Coral Springs Plastic Surgeon
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Botox - Ten Days Later and I Feel As Though I Have Been Kicked in my Right Eye. Should I Be Worried?

Seek immediate eye examination ASAP!!!! Something is wrong. I think it is not the BOTOX but why wait. From MIAMI DR. Darryl J. Blinski

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Go see a dermatologist or opthalmologist

I doubt that this is from the Botox 10 days ago. I would be most suspicious of a possible impending Herpes Zoster  (shingles) outbreak. Shingles begin with pain several days before the blisters come out. And it is always unilateral (on one side). Get it checked out.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist
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Botox makes pain better not worse

Botox has been shown to make headaches better not worse after use in the forehead.  I would not expect pain after botox treatment.  You definitely want to see you doctor after treatment, both to make sure there is nothing unusual going on (often unrelated to the treatment) and to make sure you have an appropriate result and response.

Julius W. Few, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Pain and pressure 10 days after Botox injection

Pain and pressure 10 days after Botox injections is not normal or expected.

Deep bruising is possible after Botox injections. Whether it's this reason or what I wrote below, you need to see your doctor and be evaluated for the pain as soon as possible.

However, it is also possible that you were using your forehead muscles to keep your brows raised.  We do that without being aware, so I always examine my patients for this before injecting Botox.

If you use your forehead muscles to keep your brows raised, when those muscles are relaxed, the brow tends to descend without your ability to lift it.  It feels like pressure on your eyes.

Emily Altman, MD
Short Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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It is certainly possible to have a deep bruise from the treatment.

This time frame is pretty long after the treatment.  I would strongly recommend that you see your treating physician for this so they can examine you.  It might turn out to be nothing but one does not want to miss something.  Mostly likely this will prove to be local trauma from the treatment and you are just a little sensitive to this.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Pain 10 days After Botox Injection

Pain this long after a Botox injection is unusual.  You should make an appointment with your physician to be seen.

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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