Blepharospasm

Blepharospasm is the involuntary spasm of the eyelid muscles causing the eyelids to twitch, flutter or blink uncontrollably. As well as the psychological impacts and social embarrassment, this condition can also be significantly debilitating by causing difficulty in opening the eyes. The main treatment for this condition is Botox which needs to be given in a careful and planned manner. Mr Yadav has treated hundreds of patients with blepharospasm and will advise you on the correct treatment regime. 

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What causes blepharospasm?

In almost all cases the cause of Blepharospasm is unknown. The condition develops gradually but certain factors such as being tired, under stress, prolonged screen time and driving can make symptoms worse.  

 

How is blepharospasm treated?

The main treatment for blepharospasm is Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and is successful in over 90% of cases. Botox injections are given under the skin at specific sites taking care not to damage the eye or its function. The benefits of treatment start at around 2 days and usually last for up to 3 months. The treatment needs to be repeated regularly to keep symptoms under control.  

What are the side-effects of Botox for Blepharospasm?

In experienced hands, Botox is a very safe treatment. The main risks arise from an incorrect dose or incorrect site of administration. Problems can include a droopy eyelid, double vision, bruising and rarely damage to the eye relating to an inability to close fully. Mr Yadav will create a personalised treatment plan for you which will be updated as your symptoms evolve.