blepharospasm

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Related to Benign essential blepharospasm: Hemifacial spasm, Meige syndrome

bleph·a·ro·spasm

 (blĕf′ə-rō-spăz′əm)
n.
Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.

blepharospasm

(ˈblɛfərəʊˌspæzəm)
n
(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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