Botox For Filamentary Keratitis
April 24, 2012
April Archives: Yet another use for the miracle drug! Filamentary keratitis is a very annoying disease where plugs of mucuc get stuck on the cornea and cause light sensitivity, pain and foreign body sensation. It is often found in ptosis, dry eye, SLK and prolonged patching. It can be hard to treat. Researchers had the idea that it is mostly due to a mechanical problem of the lid rubbing against the eye, so they figured that by injecting a little Botox in the eyelid muscle and thus weaken it, they can improve the situation. Indeed, 88% of 33 eyes improved. So if the usual treatment- debridement, artificial tear/ointment and Mucomyst drops don’t work, it’s worth a try. And you can use the rest of the bottle on your crows feet.
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