WHAT IS BOTOX?
Our team at The Eye Center of Central PA utilizes BOTOX injections to address many common eye issues. Since the formula works to relax muscle movement in the face for a limited amount of time, it can improve or reduce issues, such as eyelid spasms, twitching, blurred vision, and excessive blinking. Additionally, if you or your child is diagnosed with strabismus, such as wall eyes (exotropia), crossing of the eyes (esotropia), hypertropia, or hypotropia, BOTOX could also be recommended.
To find out more about how a simple, minimally invasive BOTOX treatment could improve your vision concerns, schedule an appointment at one of our offices throughout Central Pennsylvania. Our staff of board-certified ophthalmologists has improved the lives of many local patients with this revolutionary treatment.
WHO SHOULD GET BOTOX?
One particular eye concern commonly treated with BOTOX is strabismus. This disorder causes the eyes to cross inward, outward (called wall eyes), upward (hypertropia), or downward (hypotropia). Strabismus can sometimes lead to loss of vision, double vision, or difficulties with depth perception. To address these issues, BOTOX improves eye movement by addressing the two essential muscles and relaxing them, which allows the eyes to stay straight and function together. Another eye disorder often treated with BOTOX is blepharospasm, which may result in involuntary twitching, spasms, and excessive blinking. To receive a BOTOX treatment, patients should be at least 12 years or older.
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HOW IS BOTOX DONE?
Your injections will be performed by one of our ophthalmologists at The Eye Center of Central PA in one of our local offices after your comprehensive eye examination, consultation, and treatment planning. BOTOX is placed precisely into the skin using a fine needle, targeting the muscles that are causing your issue. Patients rarely experience any discomfort from BOTOX, and results can be noticed in the first week following their session. Once the formula has taken effect, your symptoms should be dramatically diminished.
After your session, the treated areas can appear swollen or red. Your symptoms will dissipate over the coming days as your results finalize. You should notice relief from your eye disorder for around 3 – 4 months. One of our knowledgeable team members will help you determine how frequently you should schedule follow-up treatments to maintain proper eye function and relief from your symptoms. While side effects following a BOTOX treatment are rare, they can include a dry eye or an allergic reaction if they do occur.
Relax Your Eyes With BOTOX
After you receive a comprehensive eye examination at one of our Central Pennsylvania offices, we may recommend a BOTOX treatment to improve your eye health and reduce your symptoms. At The Eye Center of Central PA, our board-certified ophthalmologists have helped hundreds of patients with this diverse technique. Get in touch with one of our facilities to schedule your appointment at your earliest convenience.