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Spasmodic winking due to spasms of the orbicular muscle of the eyelid.



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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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.
Long-term botulinum toxin treatment of benign essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and Meige syndrome.
Application of Botulismus-toxin in patients with essential blepharospasm.
1 Benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) is bilateral dystonia of orbicularis oculi muscles characterized by spasmodic involuntary eyelid closure in the absence of any other ocular or adnexal cause.
Benign essential blepharospasm is usually misdiagnosed by the general practitioners and the patients are treated with partially effective or ineffective remedies like anxiolytic or sedative agents.
Facial dystonia essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm.

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