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Hi everyone, I have what I believe to be Hemifacial spasm. Every single night, while I'm watching TV, my right eye get very dry all the sudden and I have to blink rapidly, then my eye feels very tight, my eyelid closes half way, and my eye brow raises all at the same time. This happens several times each night and once and while during the day. It has been going on for about 4 months now and is getting more severe and frequent. I went to the eye doctor and he told me my vision is fine and it probably has to do with a facil nerve, then sent me on my way. I originally though it might be Blepharospsm, but then I found out about the differental diagnosis of Hemifacial spasm if you have the "Babinski's other sign", which is if your eye brow raises the same time your eye lid is forced shut, the it's Hemifacial spasm. Well.. after reading this is a progressive illness and all the horrible causes.. I'm terrified! I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow and hopefully get a referral to a neurologist. At this time.. it only seems to effect just my right eye and not the whole side of my face.. but I'm reading that, that is how it starts out. My eye is literally driving my crazy! I keep putting eye drops in when it happns, but to no help. Is there any things to help prevent it from happening? Also.. does this actually sound like it may be Hemifacial spasm? Thank you all for your help!
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