Ptosis Questions


Posted by Delaine Inman , Oct 06,2001,15:56   Archive
For some reason I can't post repley under Deirdre Thornton's question on ptosis for her Dad.
I've had ptosis twice...the first 2 times and it is scary. The first time my left eye closed completely from about 2 days after Botox and lasted 5 weeks (it gradually improved from completely closed to completely open over 5 weeks). The 2nd time it closed about half way and lasted 3 weeks. Since that time the doctors have been more careful not to get it close to the muscle that closes the eye, so none is given between my eyebrows and eye lashes and none right above the eye brows, because the Botox can migrate over to the muscle. I haven't had a problem with ptosis since.
I do have problems with bruising. I got Botox Oct. 4th and I warned the doc that I bruise easily and have superficial vein under my eyes (it was her first time to give me Botox. She assured me she could see the blood vessels and would avoid them). She did the left eye first and as she did the right 2 places on the left started bleeding under the skin and then one on the right did the same. She went and got ice, but it was too late. I need pressure held at each site and then ice right then applied. So next time I will make sure that happens because I look like I've been in a fight.
Hope that helps. Everyone is different. The doctor's technique is key to not getting ptosis. This too shall pass.



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Re : Ptosis Questions --- Delaine Inman
Posted by Dee in OR , Oct 07,2001,17:17 Top of Thread Archive
Delaine,

I couldn't post a reply to Deirdre's post either. It said something about end of thread closed.

Dee in OR




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Posted by kathy , Oct 08,2001,05:36 Top of Thread Archive
i've had this happen a few times. what does thread closed mean?



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Posted by kathy , Oct 08,2001,05:34 Top of Thread Archive
one time my doctor gave me a very pretty bruise that looked liked permanent eyeshadow. it was very exotic looking until it turned yellow. it was only on one eye tho.



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