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How does dystonia affect the eyes?

Blepharospasm is the type of dystonia that targets the muscles near the eyelids and eyebrows. People with blepharospasm may find themselves blinking a lot or becoming overly sensitive to light. Blepharospasm can cause the eyes to shut uncontrollably, which can severely affect vision.

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What kinds of doctors typically treat dystonia?
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Individuals with dystonia are encouraged to seek out a neurologist with training in movement disorde...
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What are different types of focal dystonias?
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Focal dystonias affect a specific group of muscles or body part. The following are different types o...
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Can dystonia be treated?
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There is not yet a cure for dystonia, but there are multiple treatment options. The goal of treatmen...
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How can someone with dystonia be a Patient-Active?
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If you have dystonia, there is no one way to be a Patient-Active. You decide what is best for you. B...
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