Blepharospasm, also referred to as benign essential blepharospasm, is a neurological condition causing involuntary muscle spasms of the eyelid with one or more symptoms such as abnormal blinking, twitching, or forced closure.
What Are the Benefits of Undergoing Treatment?
Because blepharospasm can lead to more serious issues, it is beneficial to treat this condition early to provide as much relief as possible. Early stages are often characterized by increased blinking stimulated by stress, fatigue, wind, or bright lights.
As it progresses, it can affect your ability to keep your eyes open for periods of time; and, in severe cases, it can lead to vision loss. The spasms may also cause contractions in the rest of the face, cheeks, lips, mouth, or jaw.
If you are experiencing symptoms of blepharospasm and would like to seek treatment in Boulder, CO by a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Cox is a safe and experienced professional specializing in the treatment and prevention of eye disorders.