Eye Twitching or Blepharospasm

These past days i noticed my son's eyes frequent blinking, the movement is involuntary and abnormal. It's not a surprise actually because i already knew what causes his eye problem. My son is addicted to computer games and that what makes his eyes over stressed or over fatigued. I kept telling him to reduce his time playing but he's really so stubborn. Too bad i can't supervise and control him since i'm always at work. I know i have to act on this problem as soon as possible so i already scheduled him for an eye check up this Saturday.

Meanwhile i did some research on this eye condition and here's what i learned from www.eyecaresource.com:

Eye Twitching, or Blepharospasm, is involuntary eyelid twitching. It is also referred to as an eye muscle spasm. The term blepharospasm really applies to any abnormal blinking or involuntary eye twitching of the eyelids caused by uncontrolled contractions of the muscles around the eyelids.

Sometimes people experience the twitching under the eye and others may experience the twitching in their right eye or twitching in their left eye. In simple terms it is a blinking disorder. One type of blepharospasm, Benign Essential Blepharospasm or BEB is a blinking disorder that is not life threatening and has an unknown causes. Other types of blepharospasm may be associated with dry eyes, Tourette’s Syndrome or other neurological problems and may be more serious.

Blepharospasm usually starts with abnormal or excessive blinking that is accompanied by general eye irritation. Early on, the excessive blinking may only occur as a result of being exposed to bright lights, being tired or if you are under a great deal of stress. The frequency of the eye spasms may increase throughout the day. Sometimes the eye spasm may resolve during sleep and not even occur after a sound night’s sleep until you have been awake for many hours. As the condition worsens, the spasms tend to get stronger and may result in the eyelids being tightly shut for a few hours at time making it impossible for the person to see.

1 comment:

  1. really i am agree with you that the computer usually omitted such rays that are really more dangerous for the eyes so the only way is to use some precautions.