Botox Injection to the Lacrimal Gland for the Treatment of Epiphora
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.
KeywordsDrainage System Lacrimal Gland Surgical Candidate Poor Surgical Candidate Tuberculin Syringe
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