At Associates in Eyecare, Dr. Rebecca Brock treats patients with Botox® for a variety of eye conditions. Dr. Brock has been a highly acclaimed clinic instructor for St. Anthony’ Family Medicine Residency since 1995 and received Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award in 2013, Most Compassionate Doctor in 2012, and Patient’s Choice Award in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
If you’re suffering from an eye condition that might be relieved by Botox®, make an appointment at our office. Our experienced physicians can help you get back on track.
Common Questions about Botox®
Why go to an ophthalmologist for Botox®?
Ophthalmologists have been using Botox® for many years. While the drug is best known for treated face wrinkles, the Food and Drug Administration has approved it for treatment of strabismus (crossed eyes), diplopia (blurred vision), and blepharospasms (eyelid spasms).
How does it work?
Botox® is a non-surgical cosmetic product which relaxes the muscles of the face. A physician first numbs the area, then injects the product into target areas to limit their movement. For certain eye conditions, this procedure can be used to temporarily limit select eye muscles in order for others to recover to regain strength.
Is this a permanent treatment?
Botox® is not a permanent treatment. The effects of the injection fades after a few months, and another shot will be necessary. Before recommending Botox®, Dr. Kruger will investigate the underlying cause of your symptoms. For example, eyelid spasms are sometimes caused by dry eyes.
How long is recovery from Botox®?
Patients can return to normal activities the same day as receiving Botox® treatment, which make take three to four days to fully work. There may be slight tenderness at the injection site.