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Benign essential blepharospasm

Benign essential blepharospasm: Introduction

Benign essential blepharospasm: Benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions and spasms of the ... more about Benign essential blepharospasm.

Benign essential blepharospasm: A neurological disorder where certain eye muscles fail to function properly. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Benign essential blepharospasm is available below.

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Prognosis for Benign essential blepharospasm

Prognosis for Benign essential blepharospasm: With botulinum toxin treatment most individuals with BEB have substantial relief of symptoms. Although some may experience side effects such as drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, and eye dryness, these side effects are usually only temporary. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Benign Essential Blepharospasm Information Page: NINDS)

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Benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions and spasms of the eyelid muscles. It is a form of dystonia, a movement disorder in which sustained muscle contractions cause twitching and repetitive movements. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Benign Essential Blepharospasm Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Benign essential blepharospasm:

Excessive winking; tonic or clonic spasm of the orbicularis oculi muscle. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Benign essential blepharospasm is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Benign essential blepharospasm, or a subtype of Benign essential blepharospasm, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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