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Question:
Is it possible—through either eye disease or injury—to lose the ability to blink?

Answer:
Yes, conditions like Bell’s Palsy, tumor, stroke, and lid retraction can make it impossible to blink. I suggest you contact your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) for more information specific to your condition.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Eye Conditions, General Eye Health

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Answered: Jan 16, 2013

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