Blepharospasm (Eyelid Twitch)

Blepharospasm (Eyelid Twitch)

Service Type
Body

Blepharospasm or eyelid twitch is an involuntary movement in the eyelid. Twitches are fast, small muscle contractions. Eyelid twitches will often go away on their own.

Blepharospasm is a more severe twitch. It may involve both eyes and eyebrows. The twitch can cause the eyes to close. In severe cases, the twitches may also include the mouth and neck.

Tips to Stop Blepharospasm

While eye twitches will often go away on their own, you can try these steps at home:

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Steven A. Newman

Steven A. Newman, MD

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Ophthalmology
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Ophthalmology
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Eye Clinic Northridge
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