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Persistent under-eye spasm for over a week. I started to notice

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Persistent under-eye spasm for over a week. I started to notice it after dental work -- but that could be a coincidence. I have also been fatigued and stressed. Could this be the cause?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.

Welcome to JA.

Is this occurring with both eyes?

Other medical problems?

Other medications?

I await your reply. Thanks.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your resonse. No - not both eyes, only under the right eye. No other medical problems except crown work on upper molar. Because of the pain/sensitivity in tooth area, my whole right cheek area just feels fatigued. That is why I was wondering if this could be the cause. The only "medication" I take is the Chinese herb, Astragalus, for increased immune function during this flu season.
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for your reply.

It appears that you are experiencing blepharospasm due to pain irritation of the intraorbital nerve just above the upper molar/lower eyelid/cheek area . This nerve supplies the under area of the eye/cheek bone. It would most likely resolve with affect the inflammation and pain resolves. If the dentist has given you a pain and anti-inflammation medication, take it as directed to help resolve the pain and inflammation of the area. If the spasm fails to stop after the pain and infllammation resolves, than your doctor need to closely re-evaluate the area of the crown to exclude nerve impingement.

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