Good answer! The Basal Ganglia of the Brain seems to be the center of the problem.
Here is an interesting site that gives you a good idea of the areas enervated by the 7th. Cranial Nerve which is the pathway for the incorrect signals from the Basal Ganglia to muscles surrounding the eye and in some, facial areas too.
If you've found a pressure point that helps control spasms you'll probably find the area shown here.
A great link, Judy, thanks for posting it.
June in Toronto (beb/meige)
Dear Judy and June:
Although very technical that Yale University information and pictures are very interesting. I found another web site on AOL that I saved as "Eye Spasms" on which most of the comments of the writers concerned eyelid fluttering rather than blepharospasm. These comments are annoyingly humorous, because noone seems to take the subject seriously but one person wrote in saying that when he removes his glasses around his ears his fluttering has stopped. Apparently he attaches them some other way. Could that have anything to so with the motor nucleus of the facial nerve being there? Just a thought.
Its all a bit too technical for me, Ruth -- maybe that fellow's glasses around his ears were so.....tight it pulled at his eyelids:-) (only joking). Maybe you could post that AOL web site for people to look at. Maybe Judy can answer your question.
June in Toronto (beb/meige) where it was very mild today -almost like Spring.