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Botox Injection to the Lacrimal Gland for the Treatment of Epiphora

  • R. Jeffrey Hofmann

Abstract

Botox injection to the lacrimal gland can be useful to control epiphora in patients with no drainage system. I have had a number of patients that lost their lacrimal sac following extirpation of a tumor. Some of them refused Jones tube surgery, while others were simply poor surgical candidates. Botox injection to the lacrimal gland is very effective at controlling their symptoms of epiphora, as it is with “crocodile tears” after a Bell’s palsy.

Keywords

Drainage System Lacrimal Gland Surgical Candidate Poor Surgical Candidate Tuberculin Syringe 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Jeffrey Hofmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Rhode Island Eye Institute, Department of OphthalmologyBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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