Botox® Therapeutic for Blepharospasms in Nashville, TN
Do you have muscle spasms around your eyes? Botox® therapeutic for the condition, known as blepharospasms, may be right for you. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers Botox® therapeutic for blepharospasms for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What is Botox® Therapeutic for Blepharospasms?
Blepharospasm is a medical term that describes involuntary spasms of the muscles around the eyes. You may have episodes of blinking as well as times when your eyes close and cannot open or the eyelids narrow and restrict your field of vision. Botox® is known as a cosmetic treatment that paralyzes muscles of the upper portion of the face, and the product can also be used therapeutically for treating blepharospasms.
Benefits of Botox® Therapeutic for Blepharospasms
Botox® therapeutic for blepharospasms provides temporary relief from the muscles spasms that affect your eyes. The treatment alleviates symptoms of blepharospasms, such as:
- Uncontrollable blinking, closing, and narrowing of the eyelids
- Discomfort around the eyes
- Excessive tearing
- Pain inside the eye
- Sensitivity to light
How are Blepharospasms Diagnosed?
Blepharospasms are diagnosed based on your symptoms, so it is important that you share any unusual symptoms with Dr. Horn.
Who is at Risk for Developing Blepharospasms?
Research and practical experience have identified some possible risk factors for developing blepharospasms.
- Family history of tremors or dystonia
- Chronic dry eye
- Certain medications, such as those used for Parkinson’s disease
- Trauma to the face or head
Botox® Therapeutic for Blepharospasms
Botox® therapeutic for blepharospasms is administered via injections into the affected muscles around the eyes. The injections are made with a fine gauge needle, and most patients tolerate the treatment very comfortably. Dr. Horn will make multiple injections to reduce your symptoms. The results of Botox® therapeutic last for up to six months. You may need follow-up treatments to manage the blepharospasms.
How Much Does Botox® Therapeutic for Blepharospasms Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your Botox® therapeutic for blepharospasms may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers Botox® therapeutic for blepharospasms for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!