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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  and eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
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I have had a squint in my right eye since birth, I have har

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I have had a squint in my right eye since birth, I have har surgery and botox to correct this. The last time I had botox it over corrected the squint and I also had double vision which mad my vision hazy. I have got an appointment in a few days for the injection but I am unsure if I should have it done or not? If I dont attend they will discharge me fr9m the service. I am the kind of person who will regret doing this. Would be gratedul for this advice.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Dan B. :

Hello and thanks for your question. It sounds like you've had multiple botox injections prior. Has this overcorrection happened before?

Dr. Dan B. :

As to whether you should get the botox again, being worried that you may be overcorrected again, I have to say that it is certainly a possibility. It's very difficult to titrate the correct amount of botox to get the muscle paralyzed just enough to correct the squint but not more. I would say that if you feel like you're willing to tolerate another possible overcorrection to temporize your squint for the time being, that it is okay to go ahead and get the injection again. However, you may consider getting a second opinion from another ophthalmologist and consider having surgery again if that is what is needed to correct the squint on a more long-term basis. Does this make sense?

Dr. Dan B. :

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