Blepharospasm

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blepharospasm

[′blef·ə·rō‚spaz·əm]
(medicine)
Spasmodic winking due to spasms of the orbicular muscle of the eyelid.

Blepharospasm

 

contraction of the orbicular muscle of the eye, leading to the persistent spasmodic closing of the lids. Blepharospasm occurs with acute diseases of the eye, trauma to the eye, and sometimes with hysteria and traumatic neurosis. Treatment involves removing the cause which led to the disorder.

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The second poster presented at the AAO meeting, titled "Adverse Event (AE) Profile of XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) in the Benign Essential Blepharospasm (BEB) Clinical Trials Program," assessed the AE profile of XEOMIN across two single-treatment trials (one versus placebo and one versus Botox), as well as one repeat-treatment study (OLEX of the Phase III placebo-controlled study).
Merz has taken a strong interest in the blepharospasm community and the Company's commitment to educational programming is welcomed by the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation," said Mary Lou (Koster) Thompson, BEBRF President.

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