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eyelid droop

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eyelid droop

Postby yagapova » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:46 pm

Hi, doctor.

I have an eyelid droop after Botox injection between my eyebrows. Only one eye though. My left eye is half closed. How long will it take for it go back to normal. Is there anything I can do to speed up the process? Thanks a lot
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:56 pm

unfortuantely, this can happen.
its rare, but if botox is placed incorrectly, or you have unusual anatomy, it can happen.
your doctor should be able to give you iopidine - an eye drop that should help a bit.
mostly, though it is a matter of time. usually you will see a major improvement within a month or so.
hang in there.
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