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Is Botox Effective to Treat Eye Disease?

Botox injections is expected to be a new alternative to treating a rare eye disease, or so-called filamentous keratitis.

Botox injections is expected to be a new alternative to treating a rare eye disease, or so-called filamentous keratitis.

Filamentous keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea where as if there is a filament (thread) appears in the eyes of the patient, so patients feel as if they had something in his eyes. Until now the cause is unknown. Commonly found on the symptoms of dry eye syndrome, diabetes mellitus, post-cataract surgery, cornea and poisoning by certain drugs.

The disease is more common among women, and parents. Because the filaments attached to the surface of the eye, blinking can aggravate the condition, causing pain, chronic inflammation and tearing of the eye surface.

The study included 33 patients with filamentous keratitis. Previously, all patients in the study had tried other treatments, but has not succeeded.

After two years of getting Botox injections are administered into the eyelid muscle, 29 patients (88 percent) say they saw improvement in their vision conditions.

The researcher explained that no significant side effects. But there is one drawback of this treatment, the patients require an average of four injections to be more successful therapeutic effects. Patients were also given injections every six to 12 weeks and an additional injection if necessary.

Launched by FoxNews on Wednesday (11/4), Botox can help in the treatment because it reduces the frequency of blinking and eyelid pressure on the surface of the eye.

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