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What is benign essential blepharospasm?

What is benign essential blepharospasm?

Eye closure : This is a condition in which the lids close involuntarily, causing an inability to see. It used to be thought psychological but never responded to that type of therapy. Now it is treated by Botox and occasionally a type of eye muscle removal surgery. ...Read more

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Eyelid Twitching (Definition)

Eyelid twitching, with the medical term of myokymia, is a rapid, involuntary contraction of a portion of the eyelid muscles due to nervous instability in which a portion of the nerves causing eyelid muscle to contract fire with no external cause. The condition is usually mild, and only felt by the patient without being observable to others. On rare occasions, the twitch can be observed. It is common in the middle adult years and is very rarely due to anything that ...Read more


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My mom has benign essential blepharospasm, and in last few months i'm having same symptoms it comes + goes. How will dr.Diagnosek?

My mom has benign essential blepharospasm, and in last few months i'm having same symptoms it comes + goes. How will dr.Diagnosek?

Observation: Essential blepharospasm is a condition in which the lids involuntarily close and block the vision with little control. The diagnosis is by history and observation. There is no pathology, lab or radiology test for this. Treatment is by Botox injections, and sometime surgery. ...Read more

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How to stop blepharospasm?

How to stop blepharospasm?

Blepharospasm: A neurotoxin can block the muscle action that is causing the blepharospasm. ...Read more

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How can you deal with blepharospasm?

Botox is an option: If the diagnosis has been confirmed (in contrast, hemifacial spasm should be evaluated with MRI), Botox can be very effective. ...Read more

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What is the definition of blepharospasm?

Eyelid muscle spasm: Random uncontrolled contraction of the upper and lower eyelid muscles forcing the eye to close. Can be treated with Botox injections. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop blepharospasm?

Blepharospasm: A neurotoxin can block the muscle action that is causing the blepharospasm. ...Read more

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Home treatments for blepharospasm?

Home treatments for blepharospasm?

Blepharospasm: A neurotoxin can block the muscle action that is causing the blepharospasm. ...Read more

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Do we have any treatment for blepharospasm

Blepharospasm treat: Oral medications (e.g. Baclofen) only work in some patients and have a success rate as low as 15%. Another medical treatment option that is very effective in managing the symptoms of this condition is the use of Botox. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for blepharospasm?

What is the best treatment for blepharospasm?

Blepharospasm: A neurotoxin can block the muscle action that is causing the blepharospasm. ...Read more

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