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Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.


(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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However, a recent research report indicated that caffeine had a preventative effect and the exact cause of benign essential blepharospasm is unknown.
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BOTOX(R) is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of strabismus and blepharospasm associated with dystonia (disorder of the eye muscles that control blinking), including benign essential blepharospasm or VII nerve disorders in patients 12 years of age and above.

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