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Eyelids close involuntarily

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My eyelids close frequently. Sometimes I can open them easily. Other times it takes great concentration and effort to open them. Is this dystonia of the eyelids or is it something else. It is a great problem for me and can be dangerous. I have to stop what I am doing and concentrate solely on opening my eyes. There is no pain associated with this problem. It doesn't seem to make a difference what I am doing, it just occurs sporadically. I have been diagnosed for 9 years and have no tremors. Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you for your help.

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This is most likely a dystonic syndrome associated with PD called blepharospasm. It will require in person diagnosis and differentiation from a rare disorder called apraxia of eyelid opening.

 

Most practitioners use botox every 3-4 months which is very effective.

 

Alternatively, changing doses and frequencies (usually more frequent doses) to avoid wearing off may also be helpful.

 

Good luck.

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