Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Blepharospasm Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Jennifer Hamlin

Blepharospasm is any abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid, which can be seen in rabbits with various eye conditions. It is usually a sign of an underlying cause and may indicate the rabbit is experiencing discomfort, so it is important that your rabbit has appropriate veterinary treatment.
 
Image: Eyelid: blepharospasm 01 - ©Vladimir Jekl

What does Blepharospasm mean?

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What is normal?

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What signs will my rabbit show if it has blepharospasm?

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What causes the condition?

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What will my veterinarian do to diagnose and treat my rabbit?

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What treatment will be needed?

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