Every so often, you may experience an occasional eyelid twitch that goes away on its own. If you begin to notice that this twitching is not going away and becoming more frequent, you may have blepharospasm. Blepharospasm is a condition in which your eyes will blink, twitch, or move in a way you cannot control.
I thought Botox was used for wrinkles; how can it help me?
Botox is created using botulinum neurotoxin. When injected, this helps to reduce your muscle activity temporarily. This prevents the formation of new wrinkles or stops existing ones from becoming more pronounced. When used for blepharospasm, it can stop involuntary muscle movement.
What are the symptoms of blepharospasm?
The condition will usually first appear as tiny eyelid twitches that happen occasionally. This will increase over time, and twitching may cause your eyes to close completely. You may also experience facial twitches.