Blepharospasm Treatment
in Chicago


What is Blepharospasm?

Blepharospasm is a condition that causes uncontrolled blinking and squeezing of the eyelids, commonly called an eyelid twitch. This is due to uncontrollable contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle.  It may be associated with mouth and head and neck movements. The condition can progress to the point where vision is greatly affected to the point where it alters the patient’s quality of life.

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What Are The Symptoms of Blepharospasm?

Man sitting at desk removing his glasses to rub eyes.

  • Uncontrolled blinking
  • Closure of eyelids
  • Light sensitivity
  • Decreased vision

How Is Blepharospasm Treated?

Treatment involves botulinum toxin injection (commonly known as BOTOX®) or surgical removal of the orbicularis muscle in severe cases.


Tumors of the eyelids

Tumors are abnormal growths of tissue that can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). A tumor on the eyelid or orbit (eye socket) should be evaluated to determine if it is eyelid cancer and what treatment should be taken.

What Are The Symptoms of Eye Tumors?

Close-up of lower eyelid tumor

  • Mass on eyelid
  • Eyelid redness
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Eyelid tenderness

How Are Eye Tumors Treated?

Treatment depends on the etiology of the mass.  If there is a defect after a tumor has been removed, the surgeon will reconstruct the eyelid or orbit so that it functions properly. Reconstruction is tailored to each patient based on the size and location of the defect. Read more about eyelid tumor removal on our blog.

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