Posted by Edie Gray , Apr 15,2002,19:06   Archive
A friend of mine gave me a newspaper article that indicated that Testosterone applied to the eyes helped the condition of the eyes about which the article was written ( not blephrospasm). I assume that meant they applied a testosterone cream to the eyelid or thereabouts. So I went to the health food store to see if there was such a thing and behold there were several brand choices!

I bought some and have used it on my lids and all around my eyes for several months now. I feel it has definitely helped my sun sensitivity and the severity of how dry my eyes get. I also seems to have less often bouts of the "blinks".

Therefore, I would suggest you give it a try. I asked my medical doctor about it and he said the only side affect I could possibly get would be some growth of facial hair. I have had one or two pop up now and then, that's all. If it does for you what it's done for me, you'll feel it was worth it.

Good luck! Edie Gray

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Re : Testosterone --- Edie Gray
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Apr 15,2002,20:28 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Edie and welcome to the bulletin board. Have you been diagnosed with Blepharospasm? Do you get BOTOX injections?
Any cream or ointment that had very much Testosterone in it, I believe would have to be a prescription. There might be minimal amounts in some creams at a health food store but I can't figure why it would be of benefit to people with BEB. The cream or ointment itself might help with a dry eye condition if used around the eye as the eye itself would absorb some of it. We have discussed that on the bulletin board before and suggested using 100% petrolatum around the eyes.
Got any ideas as to why the testosterone ingredient would help?
I'm afraid if there actually was enough testosterone in the cream to cause growth of facial hair, I wouldn't want to smear it around my eyes.
Just my opinion.

Shirley in Arkansas

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