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Blepharospasm

Also known as Eyelid Twitching and Eyelid Spasms

A blepharospasm (from Greek: blepharo, eyelid, and spasm, an uncontrolled muscle contraction), is any abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with blepharospasm, 79% report having abnormal movement of eyelid, 43% report having diminished vision, and 27% report having eye moves abnormally. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of blepharospasm are abnormal movement of eyelid, eye moves abnormally, leg weakness, pain during intercourse, eyelid lesion or rash, arm weakness, muscle cramps, contractures, or spasms, cramps and spasms, blindness, and low back weakness, although you may still have blepharospasm without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with blepharospasm often receive injections and aspirations of muscles; tendons; bursa; joints and soft tissue, other therapeutic procedures, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), ophthalmic examination and evaluation, corneal transplant, procedures on spleen, removal of ectopic pregnancy and tracheostomy; temporary and permanent .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with blepharospasm include botulinum toxin type a (botox), risedronate (actonel), trihexyphenidyl (artane), dapsone, proparacaine ophthalmic, phenobarbital, olopatadine ophthalmic, leuprolide (lupron), dutasteride (avodart), carbidopa / levodopa, latanoprost, gemfibrozil and hydrochlorothiazide / lisinopril .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for blepharospasm include race/ethnicity = other, age 75+ years, age 60-74 years and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years and age 1-4 years almost never get blepharospasm.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.4x
45-59 years
2.0x
60-74 years
1.9x
75+ years
2.2x

Sex

Male
0.7x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.2x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.2x
Other
2.0x
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