EYE HALF OPEN


Posted by R COUTANT (r coutant,R COUTANT), Oct 26,2001,17:19   Archive
I HAD REINJECTIONS OF BOTOX ON THE 16TH. MY RIGHT EYE
HAS STEADILY BECOME MORE & MORE CLOSED. IT IS NOW ABOUT
HALF OPEN . IF I CONSCIOUSLY TRY TO OPEN THE EYE UP
WIDE I CAN. WHAT IS GOING ON?

RHONDA COUTANT




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Posted by Virginia , Oct 26,2001,17:39 Top of Thread Archive
My guess would be ptosis in that eyelid. Sometimes when the botox is injected too close to the center of the eyelid, the muscle that opens the eye is affected, causing the eyelid to droop (ptosis). When I've had ptosis, the only way I could open my eye is to hold it open, so maybe it is something else (since you can open on command). If it is ptosis, it will gradually go away as the botox wears off.

Virginia in AL




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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Oct 27,2001,15:24 Top of Thread Archive
Sounds like ptosis to me too. I used to get ptosis with every set of injections in my left eye with my old doctor. I have had it once in the last 4 1/2 years with my current doctor. It will go away. Mine usually lasted about a month. My eye would begin 1/2 open and by the end of the day it would close all the way. Hang in there-I do remember how miserable I was!

Kelly in Dallas (I live in Allen-I wasn't sure if I had told you that or not)




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Posted by kathy , Oct 28,2001,03:57 Top of Thread Archive
rhonda, i have problems like this sometimes with my left eye and i think it's ptosis also. i have to hold that one open also. it will wear off eventually. shirley had a suggestion for maybe adjusting the amount of botox you get on that side next time. maybe if that eye is "fooled", it won't do it again.



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