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Botox for double vision?

Went to eye specialist for my double vision. He wants to inject Botox into my eye. He says it should improve in a few months. I've never heard of putting Botox into an eye. I would hope that others reply to this so we all will know what we should, or should not do for double vision which could become a serious illness.

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I have double vision and have had this permanently for three and a half years. My eye specialist has prescribed prisms in my glasses and i've had them for three years. Although not perfect I can't see properly without them. Never heard of botox injection in the eyes but the thought of it really scares me especially with no guarantee of complete restoration of proper sight. This is my opinion for myself.....others may feel differently.

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I never heard of it, but I read, Onlilne, that if one had Botox injections in the face, it could lead to double vision. I don't know for sure. I did get Botox for my 80th birthday, two years ago, l but the double vision has turned up two yeas later. The doctor in Mexico suggested injecting Botox for double vision. Hmmm?

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I too have prism in my glasses. They are a bit heavy but wouldn't be without them. Injection in the eye sounds awful

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Do you wear your prism glasses all the time. Are they thick glasses? Thanks

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I we're prisms in my glasses all the time and they are just as thick as regular glasses

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I used to wear bi-focals. For distance and for reading. How do prisms affect bi-focals? Do you have to wear them all the time, or are there periods where you don't have to.

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Hi Maxineto

My lenses have both bifocals and prisms.

One does not affect the other and I wear my glasses all the time except to sleep of course!

Cheers!

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Cheers! Thanks so much.

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SOUNDS A BIT DANGEROUS????

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Yes, didn't sound terrific so told him I would think about it. Going to a neuro-opthamalogist for another opinion.

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I also have diplopia of my left eye and consulted a neuro-opthamologist in Canada. He prescribed a prism lense, which in my case is a film applied to the inside of the lense, as I also have bifocals. The lense definitely corrects the double vision, which in my case is about 20 percent or degrees, not sure the unit if measure. He also offered the surgery, which I will schedule, so I’m glad to hear some else’s was successful.

He never mentioned Botox injections. It’s hard to keep the prism lense clean and as it refracts light, I find night driving more challenging (but not nearly as challenging as seeing double!)

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I don't know how they would insert prisms into my lens when I already have new lens' due to cataract surgery. I will see a neuro-opthamalogist the end of March. In the meantime, I close my right eye to watch TV and sometimes when driving.

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Is the prism lense inserted in your eye or in glasses? I don't understand what and how. If it would get rid of the double vision, I would be pleased. I don't drive at night anymore and driving daylight is getting chancey with double vision. What was the surgery? I would truly like to know more. You seem to know quite a bit. Thanks.

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The prism lens is added to your glasses, not your eye. It is like a ridged set of clear stripes, at the proper angle to “bend” the light whatever degree you need.

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