There is currently no cure for blepharospasm but in the vast majority of cases, blepharospasm does not impact other aspects or shorten your life span. You can manage to develop successful strategies for living with dystonia by combining treatment with pain management.
One type of treatment involves regular injections of botulinum toxin (commonly known as Botox). This substance is injected using a tiny needle on the affected nerve and acts as a muscle relaxer. Sometimes oral medication (such as clonazepam, lorazepam and trihexyphenidyl) can also be prescribed.
In some cases, you may find relief by applying light pressure to particular points on your face. Wearing dark glasses or wearing a hat can also contribute to easing the pain. Eye crutches can help in adequate opening of eyes.
A more uncommon treatment option is a surgical procedure known as myectomy, during which some or all of the muscles responsible for eyelid closure are removed. It has proven to be the effective in many cases but is not recommended unless you do not respond to any other types of treatment and are aware of the risks of eye surgery.