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Excessive Blinking/Spasm

I am a 19 year old male college student and was hoping you'd be able to help me out. About 6 or 7 years ago I began to blink rather excessively. The excessive blinking goes around the clock without stop. I would probably have to say that I blink more than 3 or 4 times a second. The problem isnt just the amount that I blink it's that the blinking isnt just normal 'calm' blinking, but a more forceful blinking that involves most of the muscles around my eyes as well as if i were shutting my eyes really hard to make a wish or pray. It sometimes also makes me clench my teeth. I don't know how all these symptoms are related but if there were any cure at all, you have no idea how appreciative I'd be. It's not just dry or irritated eyes either because when i focus on not doing it, I can stop. But i literally have to think about nothing but not blinking to do that, so it's not really a long term option. Hope someone can help. Thanks.
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233488 tn?1310696703
What you are describing most resembles "blepharospam".

Paste this link in your internet browser. Read carefully.

http://www.emedicine.com/OPH/topic202.htm

See a neuro-ophthalmologist. Find one at www.aao.org


JCH III MD
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233488 tn?1310696703
make that  BLEPHAROSPASM

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my 14 months baby is blinking her left eye with stretching face at the same time for 3 days. she is also teething, the inner teeths. is it related or not?
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233488 tn?1310696703
That is not a common "teething" symptom. I would discuss it with your pediatricians if it persists over the weekend.
JCH MD
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