A 47-year-old member asked:
What to do if i have trouble keeping my eyes open.?
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Blepharospasm: Inability to open the eyes unless there is underlying eye disease, is a condition termed essential blepharospasm. This comes in varying degrees of severity and can render someone functionally without sight. Treatment usually starts with Botox injections but can also include surgery to remove muscles that cannot uncontract.
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Last updated May 7, 2017
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