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Blepharospasm medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
Doctor :   are you there
User :   hi
Doctor :   yes
User :   Could you please specify me any medicine related to Blapherospasm?
User :   I have taken the Botox injection recently but again my eye lids are blinking some times
Doctor :   What is the cause of your blepharospam
User :   I do not know
Doctor :   DId the eye specialist diagnose it
User :   Dotor at apollo said there is No such cause/reason for this; do u have any idea about this disease? eyes will blink suddenly
Doctor :   yes
User :   some times when I go out in sun or if I use system for a long time
Doctor :   It is involutary
Doctor :   some times hereditary
User :   eye specialists says there is No infection in the syes; I have consulted many eye specialists
Doctor :   begin with a gradual increase in blinking or eye irritation
Doctor :   yes
User :   taken botox injection on 2nd July
Doctor :   Although several treatment options can reduce its severity.
User :   still some times my eyes are blinking without any reason
Doctor :   to date there is no successful cure for blepharospasm,
User :   okay
Doctor :   yes it is approved tx
Doctor :   but it doesnt last long
User :   any other remedy as the injection is costly
Doctor :   Medications taken by mouth for blepharospasm are available but usually produce unpredictable results
User :   I can't afford for it every 3-4 months
Doctor :   it is also only short term
Doctor :   and only be successful
Doctor :   in 10% of pts
User :   u mean botox?
Doctor :   no the oralmedicines
User :   okay
Doctor :   botox is suggested
Doctor :   but costly
Doctor :   Myectomy, a surgical procedure to remove some of the muscles and nerves of the eyelids, is also a possible treatment option.
User :   one of the neurologists has given the tablets Pacitane, revocon etc; but after a few days samesymptom continues
Doctor :   surgery improved symptoms in 75 to 85 percent of people with blepharospasm.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   as I told you no definite cure is known
Doctor :   as the cause is unknown
Doctor :   yet
User :   Doctor, May I have your name, please?
Doctor :   Pl confirm the details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Mobile : 0000
User :   Yes, that info is correct
User :   Can I save this chat transcript or will it be emailed to me
Doctor :   ytou can save this
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User :   May I know where are you located now?
User :   just curious
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
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User :   how much it would cost for the Myectomy,
Doctor :   I have minimal idea
Doctor :   it depends on the centre to centre
Doctor :   I can find out
User :   do u know about the medical e-card
User :   from fhpl
Doctor :   I dont
User :   I have it; but when I sent query regarding the botox injection, they said it will not cover under the insurance for this
Doctor :   Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   k
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   these are not covered by the insurance
User :   will it take more than a week to recover from the surgery which u said above?
Doctor :   it may not
Doctor :   till you go for surgery
Doctor :   i suggest the use of tinted glasses
Doctor :   which block UV rays
Doctor :   Lid hygiene is imp
Doctor :   Frequent applications of artificial tears and alleviate dry eyes often improve symptoms.
User :   Okay; any tablets with Magnesium chloride or some thing which I read on Net will be better for this disease
Doctor :   not really
Doctor :   Which city are
Doctor :   you from
User :   It was really nice chatting with u
Doctor :   I can help you in surgery
User :   Okay
Doctor :   at a affordable pric
Doctor :   ok
User :   could u let me know any approx idea about the charges and exactly how many days it will take to recover
Doctor :   it costs around 0000
Doctor :   or even less than that
Doctor :   howmuch is the charge for Botox
User :   is it normal cost or the amount which I will be paying if I consult through u?
Doctor :   Normal cost but it is a rough idea
User :   Botox, they are charging Rs. 4000/20 units at LV Prased Eye Hospital and doctor said, if the symptom pesists, the unit has to be increased
Doctor :   We may get it done at a cost price
Doctor :   so each time
Doctor :   4000rs
User :   Yes, each time
Doctor :   is it
User :   4000 Rupees
User :   for 20 units
Doctor :   ok fine
Doctor :   it is reasonable
Doctor :   enough
User :   The other doctors at other hospital said it would cost around Rs. 0000
Doctor :   but the surgery wont cost much
Doctor :   than the 0000 i suppose
Doctor :   We have introduced a phoneline for those who cannot chat. The number is 91-80-0000 (Mon - Fri, 12PM to 6PM)
Doctor :   you can call this number
User :   Is it recommended that I go for surgery if the symptom become serious?
Doctor :   if you feel like needing our assistance
Doctor :   i would say yes
User :   Sure
Doctor :   symptom can be serious
Doctor :   but the disease is not
Doctor :   it is benign
Doctor :   ok
User :   I understand; also have read on Internet regarding this disease
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
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