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Severe Squinting (Blepharospasm)

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Condition Overview

Severe squinting with spasms of the muscles around the eye is a symptom of a painful eye.

Symptoms

The tightening of the muscles rolls the eyelids in against the eye. Once rolled in, the rough edges of the lids and the hairs rub against the eyeball, causing further pain and spasms.

Causes

Any painful eye condition can cause squinting.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made by physical examination.

Treatment

Anesthetic drops can be applied to the eyeball to relieve the pain and break the cycle. The relief is temporary, unless the irritating factor is identified and removed.

Prevention

Determine the irritating factor.

Support

Please contact your veterinarian if you suspect your pet may have a serious injury or illness associated with this condition.

Show Sources & Contributors +

Sources

Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Authors: Debra M. Eldredge, Liisa D. Carlson, Delbert G. Carlson, James M. Giffen MD

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