I am 8 weeks out from vitrectomy for detached retina. I would like to get botox injections around my eyes for "crows feet." Would it be safe to do so at this time?
Safe to Get Botox Around the Eyes 8 Weeks After Vitrectomy?
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Doctor Answers 8
Botox after a procedure
I cannot think of a reason that Botox would be a problem 8 weeks after vitrectomy. When injected properly its effect is confined to the muscles outside the eye which are not involved in eye function. A quick phone call to your ophthalmologists office may be worth making but I suspect he/she would have no concerns.
Botox and the retina
There is no reason why you cannot have Botox injections eight weeks after retinal surgery. When properly used, Botox only affects the muscles around the eye and does not interfere with the function of the eye.
Vitrectomy and fillers
As long as it is okay with your eye doctor, it should be perfectly fine to inject Botox into your crow's feet area.
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Botox after vitrectomy
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Botox injections after retinal surgery
As long as your ophthalmic surgeon approves of the botox injections for the crow's feet, I can't think of a reason that it would be contraindicated. Your ophthalmic surgeon is probably familiar with the uses of Botox for cosmetic reasons and might want to discuss the plan with your injector prior to approving the treatment.
Botox after vitrectomy
Check in with your retina surgeon for an official "OK" but it should be fine - the effects of botox are local.
Botox is Safe after a Vitrectomy
When Botox is properly injected, it should not effect the eye at all. There really should be no reason that you can not safely receive Boto injections after a Vitrectomy. However, it is best to first check with your retinal surgeon.
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