Will my eye droop further after 8 days of receiving Botox? My eye is barely open in the am and night time. (photos)
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Droopy Eyelids after Botox
Eye droop after Botox
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Sorry to hear about your experience with Botox. Unfortunately, you have an uncommon but known complication of Botox injection. The right eyelid ptosis (dropping) is likely related to injections of Botox too the lower frontalis muscle. Most likely, only a small amount of the Botox diffused into the eyelid muscles and so you should see improvement at the 4-6 week mark although in some patients, it can take 3-4 months for the ptosis to resolve. Iopidine eye drops can help keep the eyelid open during this time. Unfortunately, other than the drops, I am not sure anything else works. Time is the best bet for you.
Unfortunately, it takes about two weeks for Botox to reach maximum effect; therefore, you may still see some additional eyelid drooping from your current injection. There are particular eye drops that can help some in this situation, and you should see your injector to review your medical history and issue a prescription if warranted.
I am not sure from your post which drops you are using, I usually use Iopidine twice a day for the patients I see in consultation from other physicians. I am oculoplastic surgeon and outside phycians/injectors refer their patients to me when this occurs. In my experience it usually gets better by 1 month, since I believe only a small amount of Botox migrates into the eyelid. I have one patient that it did last 3 months. Your other eye is getting dry, so I recommend systane eye drops 3-4x/day as needed for burning/gritty feeling. Unfortunately there are no excercises for the eyelid that will help. I am sorry this happened to you.
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