blepharospasm


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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]
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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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Xeomin is injected into muscles and used to treat muscle stiffness in the arm of adults with upper limb spasticity, the abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia in adults, and blepharospasm in adults who have had prior treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox).
Botulinum toxin in blepharospasm and oromandibular dystonia: comparing different botulinum toxin preparations.
10) The most common symptoms in older patients is photophobia and associated blepharospasm.
Blepharospasm is a periodical, involuntary contraction of the orbicular muscle of eye that often remains unrecognized (50% of cases in 5 years on up to 3 examinations) (1) and very often confused with dry eye (2).
On ophthalmic examination, a central corneal opacity, mild bulbar conjunctival hyperemia, and no obvious blepharospasm were apparent.
Other manifestations reported in the literature include nausea, vomiting, keratoconjunctivitis, blurred vision, photophobia, blepharospasm, and lacrimation.
Summary: Blepharospasm is an uncontrolled spasmodic contraction of the orbicularis muscles of the eye resulting in an abnormal tic or twitich of eyes.
Chemosis, blepharospasm, ocular discharge, conjunctival hyperemia, corneal opacity/ edema, graft retention, and neovascularization were graded as absent, mild, moderate, or severe (GODOY-ESTEVEZ et al.
Different effects of levodopa and apomorphine on blink reflex recovery cycle in essential blepharospasm.
LN hyperechogenicity was observed in 73% (22/30) of patients with cervical dystonia, a greater prevalence than in patients with blepharospasm (33%, 10/30, P = 0.
The clinical symptoms of catarrhal conjunctivitis were photophobia, blepharospasm, profuse lacrimation which was watery in early stages and mucopurulent later.