Yes, there is! And BOTOX is the answer!
For decades, BOTOX® therapy has been used to help correct the muscle
problems that cause blepharospasm.
Blepharospasm is a muscle disorder that causes involuntary spasms of the muscles around
your eye. These spasms can result in uncontrolled and excessive blinking,
eye twitching, or closing of your eyelids which can impair your vision,
and make everyday tasks such as driving, reading or using a computer difficult.
Symptoms of Blepharospasm include:
- Dry or watering eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Increased blinking
- Eye pain and soreness
- Irritation and discomfort of the eyelids
- Frequent eye movements
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See an eye care specialist if you believe you may suffer with blepharospasm
as symptoms can progressively get worse. Untreated Blepharospasm can cause
more frequent, forceful, and uncontrollable eye movements. Bright lights,
noise, stress, and other external factors can make your symptoms worse.
Without treatment, most people do not experience an improvement in their
A doctor specializing in eye care can inject
BOTOX® directly into the affected eye muscles to help relieve the muscle
spasms associated with Blepharospasm. When you experience muscle spasms,
it is because nerve cells are sending signals directly to your muscles.
BOTOX® treatment works by blocking these signals. A single treatment
can last up to3 months.
Ask your eye care specialist about BOTOX® treatment for blepharospasm.
If you need help finding a doctor, call Health Link at 540.741.1404.