Botox is made by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
It’s been used as a way to treat eye and nerve disorders for more than 20 years, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology says.
While people typically think of Botox as a remedy for facial wrinkles, the AOCD says it’s FDA-approved to also treat:
- Crossed eyes (strabismus).
- Twitching of the eyelides (blepharospasm).
- The neurological movement disorder cervical dystonia.
- Excessive sweating of the underarms, hands or feet (primary focal hyperhidrosis).