Did you ever notice a persistent twitch in your eye? It's a fairly common phenomenon and it's called a clinical blepharoespasm. This condition can be developed only due to tiredness or stress (which during these days of quarantine must be quite high), and in rare cases, can be an indicator of a more serious pathology. 

It is a fairly common condition and, unfortunately, cannot be controlled. It is usually a sign from our body that tells us to slow down and take some extra care with your eyes.

Ophthalmologists who receive patients with these signs in their offices usually also have symptoms of anxiety or overwork. These tremors are a consequence of the release of cortisol, caused by stress, which enters our nervous system, which generates stimuli in the eyelids.

As a way of trying to mitigate this reaction, specialists advise rest, a diet rich in vitamins and a reduction, if necessary, in coffee consumption.

Another possible reason for blepharoespasm is the time spent in front of screens, something quite common nowadays. Our eyes reduce the number of times they blink when in front of a Smartphone, Tablet or Computer. Consequently the humidity in our eyes reduces and our eyeballs dry up.

Blepharoespasm can have very complicated consequences on patients' daily lives. It can cause difficulties in walking, driving or working. In some cases the tremors can be more intense and reach the point of causing eyelid contractions and as a consequence generate what is called "functional blindness".

Do not risk your health or that of your eyes. If you experience any of these symptoms more intensely and persistently, seek an eye care professional and avoid unnecessary risks.

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