Blepharospasm | Causes & Risk Factors


What are the possible causes and who is at risk for blepharospasm?

Blepharospasm affects women more than men. It may run in families. A disease called dry eye may also put you at risk for blepharospasm.

Blepharospasm may be a symptom of certain neurological diseases, such as Tourette’s syndrome or Parkinson’s syndrome.

Be sure to tell your doctor about any medicine that you are taking. Some medicines can cause blepharospasm or make it worse.


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Written by editorial staff

Created: 08/10