blepharospasm

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bleph·a·ro·spasm

 (blĕf′ə-rō-spăz′əm)
n.
Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.

blepharospasm

(ˈblɛfərəʊˌspæzəm)
n
(Pathology) spasm of the muscle of the eyelids, causing the eyes to shut tightly, either as a response to painful stimuli or occurring as a form of dystonia
[C19: from Greek blepharo(n) eyelid + spasm]
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Noun1.blepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eyeblepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
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Examination: double eyelid spasm, involuntary eyes closed, paroxysmal double eyelid twitching, normal vision and visual field, no diplopia or strabismus, functional blindness, twitches of the cheek and mouth; the left side was more obvious, but there were no significant positive symptoms.
It progresses to include excessive chewing motion, eyelid twitching.
THE most common cause of eyelid twitching is stress and tiredness.