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Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the surface of the eye. You close your eyelids when you see something coming towards your eyes. This can help protect against injuries.

Like most other parts of your body, your eyelids can get infected, inflamed, or even develop cancer. There are also specific eyelid problems, including

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Results 1 - 10 of 58 for Blepharospasm
  1. Eyelid Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the ...
  2. Facts about Blepharospasm From the National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)  
    ... NEI Education Programs Training and Jobs Facts About Blepharospasm Listen This information was developed by the National ... is the best person to answer specific questions. Blepharospasm Defined What is Blepharospasm? Blepharospasm is an abnormal, ...
  3. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Benign essential blepharospasm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed May 2010 What is benign essential blepharospasm? Benign essential blepharospasm is a condition characterized by ...
  4. Benign Essential Blepharospasm From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Benign Essential Blepharospasm Information Page Synonym(s): Blepharospasm Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Benign Essential Blepharospasm? Is there ...
  5. ClinicalTrials.gov: Blepharospasm From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  6. Eyelid spasm; Eye twitch; Twitch - eyelid; Blepharospasm; Myokymia ... Faucett DC. Essential blepharospasm. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 12.8. Prasad S, ...
  7. Dystonia: Related and Differential Disorders (Dystonia Medical Research Foundation)  
    ... What is the difference between facial tic and blepharospasm? The term "facial tic" is often used to ... the muscles around the eyes that typically accompanies blepharospasm. The common facial tic includes the condition hemifacial ...
  8. ... the eye to turn inward or outward) and blepharospasm (uncontrollable tightening of the eyelid muscles that may ... treat frown lines, crow's feet lines, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, strabismus, upper limb spasticity, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, ...
  9. ... BoNT control winking or closing of my eyelids (blepharospasm)? There is good evidence that BoNT injections probably help control involuntary winking (also known as blepharospasm). Prior to BoNT, there were no helpful treatments ...
  10. ... pain and abnormal head positions) in adults and blepharospasm (uncontrollable tightening of the eyelid muscles that may ...
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