If an abrasion (scratch of the cornea) or conjunctivitis (inflammation of the red part of the eye and blood vessels on the white sclera) is diagnosed, eye drops or ointment may be given. Glasses may be prescribed if the excessive blinking is caused by blurry vision.
A habitual tic is a small, voluntary body movement. It may be caused by, among other things, stress, fatigue or boredom. It usually affects both eyes at the same time. It affects boys twice as often as girls, with the average age of 5 years when it first appears. It is a benign condition that will resolve without treatment, usually within weeks to years, often recurring intermittently. There is no neurologic cause, and further evaluation and brain scans are not necessary. If the child displays multiple tics and/or auditory (vocal) tics, an appointment with a Neurologist is indicated.