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Eyelid twitching, with the medical term of myokymia, is a rapid, involuntary contraction of a portion of the eyelid muscles due to nervous instability in which a portion of the nerves causing eyelid muscle to contract fire with no external cause. The condition is usually mild, and only felt by the patient without being observable to others. On rare occasions, the twitch can be observed. It is common in the middle adult years and is very rarely due to anything that ...Read more
My mom has benign essential blepharospasm, and in last few months i'm having same symptoms it comes + goes. How will dr.Diagnosek?
Observation: Essential blepharospasm is a condition in which the lids involuntarily close and block the vision with little control. The diagnosis is by history and observation. There is no pathology, lab or radiology test for this. Treatment is by Botox injections, and sometime surgery. ...Read more
Blepharospasm treat: Oral medications (e.g. Baclofen) only work in some patients and have a success rate as low as 15%. Another medical treatment option that is very effective in managing the symptoms of this condition is the use of Botox. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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