Coffee May Prevent Blepharospasm

Coffee May Have Properties That Prevent Blepharospasm

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 🙂

11 responses to “Coffee May Prevent Blepharospasm”.

  1. papajoneh Says:

    Hahaha. Super Power 6-in-1. Hahaha. Every day at least one mug, is good for you per doctor advice 😉

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Which doctor? Dr. Kucau?

  3. Criz Lai Says:

    Aiyo…no wonder my eye lids kept twitching nonstop for the past few days since I stopped taking coffee. Should be taking 8-in-1 after this. 7-in-1 campur Milo 😛

  4. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Heheh… then it’ll probably be Neslo Ginseng Tongkat Ali Misai Kucing 🙂

  5. Kay Kastum Says:

    Hmm.. is this a sponsored post? He he he.. 😛

  6. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Kay: Nope, sponsored posts are always labeled clearly here 🙂

  7. kuanhoong Says:

    Blog hopping from Criz’s blog.

    Hey, I didnt know that coffee that cure Blepharospasm. I was suffering from it for almost 1 week. But then I realized I have kidney stone. Maybe due to my kidney stone.

  8. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    kuanhoong: Welcome! Woahhh… slow down a bit. No mention of “cure” or “curing” was made in the post. There’s a difference between “reducing the risk” and “curing” 🙂

  9. kucau Says:

    opsss, im not saying anything

  10. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    And why not, Dr. Kucau? Overdosed on viagra oysters? Heh 😉

  11. Thomas Ford Says:

    Wow, sure are a lot of people here making fun of such a difficult condition. Be happy you do not have it. For those of you who do then this may be a better option than botox.