In case you’re wondering what the heck blepharospasm is, here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:
A blepharospasm (from blepharo [eyelid] and spasm [uncontrolled muscle contraction]) is any abnormal tic or twitch of the eyelid.
To put it simply, it’s one of those moments that you’re feeling as if you’re blinking ten or twenty times in a couple of milliseconds.
The good news is that boffins from the Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences University of Bari in Italy have discovered that drinking a cup or two of coffee daily could reduce the risk of the condition:
He suggested that caffeine may block receptors in the brain that are associated with the tremor and explained a similar mechanism had been proposed for the protective effects of caffeine in Parkinson’s disease.
Professor David Wong, spokesperson for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, said the condition was fairly rare.
“Sometimes the condition is so bad that the patients spend most of the time with their eyes closed – they are effectively then visually impaired.
“Eye doctors treat patients mainly these days with Botulinum toxin.”
I love coffee! Right now, I’m currently going through my stockpile of Super Power 6-in-1 Coffee, which I bought after reading this post by Joneh 🙂