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Related to Benign essential blepharospasm: Hemifacial spasm, Meige syndrome


Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.


(Pathology) spasm of the muscle of the eyelids, causing the eyes to shut tightly, either as a response to painful stimuli or occurring as a form of dystonia
[C19: from Greek blepharo(n) eyelid + spasm]
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Noun1.blepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eyeblepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
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Despite pathologic TBUT test results (numerically), they are not considered to be a problem in patients with benign essential blepharospasm (especially grade III or IV) because they are often longer than the interval between two blinks.
Long-term therapy of benign essential blepharospasm and facial hemispasm with botulinum toxin A: retrospective assessment of the clinical and quality of life impact in patients treated for more than 15 years.
Conclusion: Botulinum toxin is a useful remedy for Benign Essential Blepharospasm (BEB) although the effects are short term and repeated applications are required which is quite costly for the patient.

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