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Eyelid botulinum toxin injections for the dry eye.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18453769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The injection of botulinum toxin into the medial lower eyelid causes a local paralysis of the orbicularis oculi muscle. The paralysis leads to a decreased action of the lacrimal pump and an improved lubrication of the ocular surface. The injection reduces the discomfort in eyes of patients with Sjögren's syndrome.
Sven Sahlin; Rikard Linderoth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developments in ophthalmology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0250-3751     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-07-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010321     Medline TA:  Dev Ophthalmol     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Karolinska Institute, St. Erik's Eye Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Botulinum Toxin Type A / administration & dosage*
Dry Eye Syndromes / drug therapy*
Eyelids / drug effects*
Neuromuscular Agents / administration & dosage*
Oculomotor Muscles / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Botulinum Toxin Type A; 0/Neuromuscular Agents

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