• Blepharospasm means spasm of the eyelid1
  • It is characterized by involuntary, repetitive eyelid closure caused by contractions of the orbicularis oculi muscles2

Patient characteristics

  • Blepharospasm is relatively rare with a prevalence of 1.2–5 per 100,000 people2
  • Onset usually occurs in patients between the fifth and seventh decade of life3
  • Blepharospasm can impair many patient activities, such as driving, walking, reading, and watching TV2


Dry eyes

Light sensitivity

Increased blinking

Ocular pain

Eyelid spasms

Eye irritation

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