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Is botox for the treatment of blepharospasm?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Blepharospasm

A neurotoxin can block the muscle action that is causing the blepharospasm.

In brief: Blepharospasm

A neurotoxin can block the muscle action that is causing the blepharospasm.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
yes it is
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes!

In fact, initially, Botox was a drug used by eye doctors for that very purpose.
Some very observant people (doctors wives?) noted that the patients getting treated were getting wrinkle reduction. Allergan, saw the potential and turned the Botox into a cosmetic medication.

In brief: Yes!

In fact, initially, Botox was a drug used by eye doctors for that very purpose.
Some very observant people (doctors wives?) noted that the patients getting treated were getting wrinkle reduction. Allergan, saw the potential and turned the Botox into a cosmetic medication.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. Alan Durkin
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

Works like a charm. This is the first line therapy.

In brief: Absolutely

Works like a charm. This is the first line therapy.
Dr. Alan Durkin
Dr. Alan Durkin
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Botox was originally developed to treat blepharospasm as well as a host of other conditions that cause muscular spasms.
My first experience with it many years ago was in treating facial spasms, this was long before we were using it for cosmetic purposes. I still use it for those reasons as well as for my cosmetic patients.

In brief: Yes

Botox was originally developed to treat blepharospasm as well as a host of other conditions that cause muscular spasms.
My first experience with it many years ago was in treating facial spasms, this was long before we were using it for cosmetic purposes. I still use it for those reasons as well as for my cosmetic patients.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Can be

I believe that was one of the first conditions that Botox injections were used for.

In brief: Can be

I believe that was one of the first conditions that Botox injections were used for.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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