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How can I eliminate facial tics ?

sir, i have facial tics near right eye over six years,for treatment i went to several doctors but stil its not cured....my frnds are teasing me i cant able to speak them also.....so plz help me and give suggestion for this fault
Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Long standing unilateral periocular spasms lasting over 6 years are likely to represent Hemifacial Spasm. I would consult with an ophthalmologist to confirm. Injection of Botullinum toxin have been helpful t o provide termporay (6 months) symptomatic relief.
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Saurabh Mittal's  Response
Dear Friend,

Your Description suggests that your orbicularis oculi is hyper-senstitive. Tablet neurobion can be tried to strenghten the nerves a bit, but will not help much. You will be required to consult an orbit/oculoplasty surgeon or neuro-ophthamlologist or a botulinium expert. botulinium injections into the orbicularis oculi will help the decrease tics without compromising on your natural muscular movements. these injects will relieve you of your problems for a period of 3-4 months and will require repeated applications. Take care
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