A Small Amount of Botox Dripped in my Eye During an Injection, Is My Eye Going To Be Okay?

I have been experiencing very dry and itiching eyes since this has happened. My eye just feels different since trhis occured. I have been receiving medical Botox for many years, due to 7th nerve damage. I have never experienced this problem before. Once in a while I do have dry eyes for a couple weeks after the injection, but never like this.

Doctor Answers 5

Botox complication should not occur with it dripping in the eye

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If Botox dripped in one eye, both eyes probably would not itch if the botox caused it. You may have another cause of the itching. See an eye doctor or allergist.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox in eyes

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A small amount of Botox dripped in the eye should not be problematic for you.  You may rinse the eye with some saline solution if it is bothersome.

Mennen T. Gallas, MD
Katy Plastic Surgeon

Botox in eye

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If Botox drips in the eye, it is highly unlikely to cause a problem.  Usually it can be rinsed out pretty easily of even let alone.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

That little drip of BOTOX poses not risk to you whatsoever.

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In the course of treatment this type of drip does occur.  It is completely safe and of no consequence.  So my advice is to not worry about it.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

A drop of Botox will not injure your eye

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If a small amount of Botox happens to drip into your eye it should have no effect.  The dryness that you feel after your injection of medical botox is due the effect of Botox on the muscles which can cause some temporary weakness of eyelid closure.  The irritation is not from the direct effect of the Botox itself.

I would suggest using artificial tears about 4 times a day until the symptoms resolve.

Hope that helps.

Marc Cohen, MD
Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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