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What is eyelid droop after botox

Iopidine is thought to work by acting on receptors in the walls of blood vessels in the eye.The incidence of ptosis after Botox injections is reported to be around 1%.Dr Zahida Butt describes the side effects and contraindications using apraclonidine, or Iopidine, to treat Botox-induced ptosis The global use of botulinum toxin, or Botox, is becoming more common as an aesthetic procedure.The levator allows the eyelid to open properly and fully.It causes the blood vessels to narrow which restricts the flow of blood through the vessels.Iopidine Isolated case reports have shown that use of Iopidine, otherwise known as Apraclonidine 0.5%–1%, three times a day can sometimes be effective.Iopidine is delivered as a stat dose to treat or prevent high pressure inside the eye that may occur during and after laser eye treatment.Total reversal of ptosis induced by Botox can take up to three months to achieve.However, one of its side effects is ptosis—the product’s effect on ocular muscles is dependent on the dosage of Botox reaching the levator palpebrae superioris muscle.Based on 1% Iopidine delivery, hypersensitivity occurs in up to 20% of patients, including ocular discomfort, hyperaemia, pruritis, tearing, oedema of the eyelids and conjunctiva, and foreign body sensation.

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