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.
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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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They described this sign in two female patients who presented with blepherospasm and dystonia respectively.
The affected eye revealed continuous epiphora, blepherospasm, conjunctivitis, photophobia, severe enophthalmia and continual downward rolling of the eyeball.
Blepherospasm, hyperemia of conjunctiva, epiphora and discomfort of the patient resolved.