blepharospasm

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Related to Benign essential blepharospasm: Hemifacial spasm, Meige syndrome
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spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye

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Long-term botulinum toxin treatment of benign essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and Meige syndrome.
KEY WORDS: Benign essential blepharospasm botulinum toxin facial dystonia orbicularis oculi.
I suspect that you have Benign Essential Blepharospasm, which is the name given to a neurological movement disorder involving involuntary and sustained muscle contractions of the muscles around the eyes.
What you describe sounds like benign essential blepharospasm, an involuntary spasm, twitching, or blinking of the eyelids that is more common in older people and in people with dry eye.
Indeed, the Food and Drug Administration last February approved Type A treatment for people 13 years and older afflicted with any of three dystonias: strabismus, benign essential blepharospasm (spasmodic closing of the eyelids) and hemifacial spasm (in which one half of the face undergoes sudden muscle contractions).
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