I have been recently diagnosed with Blepharospasm, and would love to hear from others having this condition. I have never heard of anyone having this and am wondering how people cope, especially with explaining these spasms to strangers. The symptoms have come on gradually with me for about 10 months now and are associated with dry eyes. My Consultant has inserted a soft silicone plug into one of the puncta to try to reduce the tear flow so that the eyes are not so dry and so that I don't need to blink so much. The blinking apparently can also cause spasms. This plug has helped the dry eyes greatly. I hope this information may be of help to someone. But unfortunately the spasms with my lids closing are still there. Can anyone tell me if these spasms gradually get worse or not? And does worse mean a longer length of time they are closed, or more frequent? Any communication would be extremely welcome.