How does dystonia affect the eyes?

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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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Dystonia

When your muscles contract involuntarily, the condition is called dystonia. Dystonia causes a twisting or clenching of whatever body part is affected. For example, when you have a stroke, the affected arm and hand may be clenched ...

and held in a strange position. Dystonia can be very mild or very severe. It can make your life very difficult and this can lead to frustration, depression or anxiety. See your doctor to treat your symptoms and talk over your frustrations.
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