blepharospasm

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spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye

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Despite pathologic TBUT test results (numerically), they are not considered to be a problem in patients with benign essential blepharospasm (especially grade III or IV) because they are often longer than the interval between two blinks.
Chemical denervation for the treatment of functional blindness due to essential blepharospasm.
Conclusion: Botulinum toxin is a useful remedy for Benign Essential Blepharospasm (BEB) although the effects are short term and repeated applications are required which is quite costly for the patient.
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.
Quantitative changes in botulinum toxin a treatment over time in patients with essential blepharospasm and idiopathic hemifacial spasm.
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).
BOTOX(R) is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of strabismus and blepharospasm associated with dystonia (disorder of the eye muscles that control blinking), including benign essential blepharospasm or VII nerve disorders in patients 12 years of age and above.
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