Botox/Dsyport injections in other countries and complications like drooping.

I had Botox injection 2 weeks ago overseas and unfortunately one of my eyelids is drooping so much that I can hardly see unless i keep my eyelid with my hand but mostly I look awful and I have to wear dark sunglasses all day. I contacted the doctor who did the injection and he said it was probably not diluted enough... He told me to take lopidine drops. Since I had lasic surgery about 2 months ago, I'd like to know if it is safe or not ? Do you recommend any special drop? Please help me.

I’m so sad this is happening to you.   Bottom line though is that after Lasic eye surgery, you need the approval of your eye doctor before putting lopidine drops in your eyes.  Please call him/her right away.

Ladies, ladies, ladies………………please don’t go to someone overseas for any kind of injections, unless you really have a lot of information about the doctor.   Certification, scams, training are all very different country by country.

And how odd for the doctor to say it probably wasn’t diluted enough.  He/sh (or their nurse) would have been the person doing the dilution.  Scarey that he doesn’t seem to know!!

 We are having enough trouble in this country with ER doctors, anesthesiologists, gyns etc pretending to be dermatologists or even plastic surgeons.  Sadly there are no laws even here to prevent a doctor from misleading the public like that – how weird is that?  Their websites often say they are board certified but they neglect to tell you that it’s in Emergency Medicine.  Overseas, depending on the country, it’s often even worse. 


Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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