Iopidine will help temporarily but it's a Cinderella effect, it wears off. Some can develop and allergy to the generic form of iopidine. It will last about 8 hours and also whiten the eyes temporarily. There are no recommendations for long term use for ptosis or droopy lid and drops like this can also sometimes contribute to or worsen dry eye. Hope this helps.
Thank you for sharing your question. Sorry to hear about your problem. Iopidine is a great choice to improve your ptosis following the injection of Botox. It will not hasten recovery, but works well for eight hours. Most patients do not have any negative side effects from the use of the drops. Good luck,
Thank you for asking about your Botox.
- I am so sorry this happened to you.
- When your eyelid itself droops after Botox, the levator muscle is affected and can't fully open your eyes.
- Iopidine increases the action of an accessory muscle, called Mueller's muscle.
- it is safe to use but will not affect your recovery -
- Your eye will recover as the Botox wears off.
Always see a Board
Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth
Morgan MD PHD FACS
Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of your eyelid ptosis. Iopidine drops do help improve ptosis by stimulating a smaller muscle found in the upper eyelid. Though it will not speed up the process of correction they are safe to use until the Botox has warn off - anywhere from 3 weeks to up to three months. Hang in there!
The good news is that any Botox side effect such as eyelid ptosis will go away with time. In skilled hands, the risk of eyelid ptosis should be extremely low. I can't recall the last time that I saw an eyelid ptosis in my practice.
It is purely a cosmetic fix. I will NOT speed up the recovery. It can take an average of about 6 weeks to recover. Iopidine is safe.
Iopidine or Lodipine drops just help to temporarily lift the droopy eyelid. They can also cause some pupil dilation and mild blurriness, but they are safe to use and won't cause any long term problems. They will not speed up the recovery of the droopy eyelid, but they do make that eye look better until the Botox wears off. It will most likely take at least 6 weeks, possibly as long as 12 weeks for full recovery. The Botox won't cause any permanent problems.
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Facial Plastic Specialist
Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
The drops are very safe and very effective. the medication stimulates Muellers muscle which is under the upper lid to raise it up. since this muscle depends on a different chemical than those that respond to Botox this works and should give a good amount of raising of the eyelid
Lodi pine helps to raise the eye area if there is a droop. It will not make the Botox go away any faster. Best, Dr. Green
It's safe to use. It's a glaucoma drop that stimulates a muscle in the eyelid to pick it up a bit. Don't expect it to pick it all the way up though. It is only cosmetic and will not make the Botox wear off faster. Give it 2-4 weeks for the ptosis to improve.