A blepharospasm, blepharo meaning eyelid and spasm meaning uncontrolled muscle contraction, is any abnormal, involuntary contraction or twitch of the eyelid. It normally refers to benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) which is a focal dystonia — a neurological movement disorder involving involuntary and sustained contractions of the muscles around the eyes. Symptoms sometimes last for a few days then disappear without treatment, but in some cases the twitching is chronic and persistent. Common Symptoms: excessive blinking or spasms of the eyes, uncontrollable twitches of the eye muscles and dryness of the eyes.
If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with an eye twitch, please call our office for an evaluation at 516-546-4800