Will Eyedrops Help with Bad Botox Result?

Please advise if this will work and how long it takes if I use the eye drop daily, before my eyes go back to normal? I'm so upset, I dont dare to go to work! : (

Doctor Answers 3

Eyedrops will help after Botox

Naphcon A ophthalmic drops used twice a day for 1-2 weeks will strengthen the upper eyelid muscle and help open the eye after a 'lazy eyelid' form Botox. This is available over the counter. It stimulates Muellers muscle in the upper lid and gets your function back quicker.

Orlando Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Eye Lid Weakness

Hi Red,

Visine or Iodopine drops will temporarily help a little with eye lid weakness after Botox injections.  With time, the muscular function of the eye lid will return to normal.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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There seems to be an epidemic of this

Dear Red Bear

Iopodine drops can help. However, the are not effective if the eyelid is full paralyzed. If you start using the drops and there is no help, this suggests that it will take 3 to 6 months for the eyelid droop to resolve. If however the drops help to lift open the eyelid, the ptosis will resolve in 4 to 6 weeks. Hope this helps.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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