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ICD-10 code: H52.53

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

What is Spasm of Accommodation?

Spasm of accommodation is a condition that affects the eye muscles responsible for focusing. It occurs when the muscles responsible for adjusting the shape of the lens contract involuntarily, causing the lens to become excessively curved.

The condition is also known as accommodative spasm, and it can cause a number of symptoms, including headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, and difficulty focusing on objects at different distances.

Causes of Spasm of Accommodation

The causes of spasm of accommodation are not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to a number of factors, including stress, fatigue, and anxiety. It can also be caused by certain medications, such as antidepressants and antipsychotics.

In some cases, spasm of accommodation can be a symptom of an underlying condition, such as convergence insufficiency or an eye injury.

Treatment for Spasm of Accommodation

The treatment for spasm of accommodation depends on the underlying cause of the condition. In many cases, the condition will resolve on its own over time.

If the spasm of accommodation is caused by stress or anxiety, relaxation techniques and stress-reducing activities, such as meditation and yoga, may be helpful.

In some cases, eye exercises and vision therapy may be recommended to help strengthen the eye muscles and improve focusing ability.

If the spasm of accommodation is caused by an underlying condition, such as convergence insufficiency, treatment for that condition may be necessary.

Prevention of Spasm of Accommodation

There are a number of things you can do to help prevent spasm of accommodation, including:

  1. Take regular breaks when reading or working on a computer to allow your eyes to rest.
  2. Ensure that your work environment is well-lit to reduce eye strain.
  3. Use proper posture when working on a computer to reduce neck and shoulder strain.
  4. Get regular eye exams to detect and treat any underlying eye conditions.
  5. Limit the use of electronic devices before bedtime to reduce eye strain and improve sleep quality.

If you experience symptoms of spasm of accommodation, it is important to consult with an eye doctor to determine the underlying cause of the condition and receive appropriate treatment.