Blepharospasm & Hemifacial Spasm

Pasadena Blepharospasm & Hemifacial Spasms

Offering Treatment Options for Blepharospasm & Hemifacial Spasms

The term blepharospasm means is an uncontrolled, abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid. Causes may include dry eyes, side-effects from certain medications, sensitivity to hormone treatments, abnormal functioning of the brain basal ganglia or multiple sclerosis.

Hemifacial spasm is a rare neuromuscular disease characterized by irregular, involuntary muscle spasms on one side of the face. This disorder occurs in both men and women, although it affects middle-aged or elderly women more frequently. Hemifacial spasm is much more common in some Asian populations. It may be caused by a facial nerve injury, a tumor, or it may have no apparent cause. Medical evaluation is needed to rule out serious underlying causes.

Contact our practice at (626)653-9395 today to learn more about how we can help you find a solution to this challenge. Our facial spasm specialists in Pasadena, West Covina, Whittier, and Pomona are dedicated to your needs.

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