Botox Throwdown: First Medical Use Of Botox

Botox Throwdown

So, we were chatting with the one and only Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, on Knock Knock, Hi!, and it turns out there’s a bit of a rivalry going on between at least one ophthalmologist and one dermatologist when it comes to claiming the Botox throne.ย 

Who will reign supreme? ๐Ÿ‘‘

Well, the wait is over, we have an answer for you delivered by a member of the Glauc Flock.

Drumroll, please! ๐Ÿฅ

It’s the OPHTHALMOLOGISTS who take home the Botox crown! Let the confetti rain and the victory dances commence! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ†

Botox Papers

We have a member of the Glauc Flock whose dad published the first papers on using Botox to treat blepharospasm and strabismus!

Kudos to you for knowing that your dad was a botox pioneer in ophthalmology and published important eyeball things! ๐Ÿ‘ We, ahem, can’t claim such specificity about the details of our dads’ jobs. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Blepharospasm vs. Strabismusย 

Blepharospasm is commonly known as eye twitching. Most eye twitching tends to disappear on its own without any fancy treatments. However, sometimes our peepers can go all out with severe twitching that won’t quit. It can even run in the family! And guess who most commonly experiences this eye-twitching extravaganza? Women between the ages of 40 to 60.

Strabismus is commonly known as crossed eyes. It looks like one eye wants to deviate inward and get all cozy with the nose, or deviate outward. It happens in newborns when tired, but that is temporary and they usually outgrow this adorable sleepy look by about 3 months. However, in some cases, strabismus can linger into childhood. If left uncorrected, it can lead to a condition known as amblyopia where the brain starts playing favorites and ignores signals sent by the misaligned eye.

Now, before you start thinking we did extensive research on whether another member of the Glauc Flock has a parent who published an earlier paper on the use of Botox in dermatology, let us stop you right there. We did not.