What is it?

Benign essential blepharospasm starts out as increased blinking of both eyes and may progress to the eyelids being squeezed shut. This type of eye twitching is relatively uncommon but can be extremely severe, affecting all aspects of life.

What are the symptoms?

Most people develop blepharospasm without any warning symptoms. It may begin with a gradual increase in blinking or eye irritation. Some people may also experience fatigue, emotional tension, or sensitivity to bright light. As the condition progresses, the symptoms become more frequent, and facial spasms may develop. Blepharospasm may decrease or cease while a person is sleeping or concentrating on a specific task.

Other symptoms of Blepharospasm:

  • abnormal movement of eyelid
  • eye moves abnormally
  • leg weakness
  • pain during intercourse
  • eyelid lesion or rash
  • arm weakness
  • muscle cramps
  • contractures, or spasms
  • cramps and spasms
  • blindness
  • low back weakness

Home Remedy

Things to watch out for

GP should be contacted if your eye twitching is getting severe.

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