Published October 2002
by Icon Health Publications .
Written in English
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The Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation (BEBRF) provides encouragement to patients through educational materials and direct personal contact. Through a web of District Directors, State Coordinators, Area Representatives and Support Groups, patients are directed to medical centers where these conditions are treated. Blepharospasm is a neurological condition characterized by forcible closure of the eyelids. The purpose of the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation (BEBRF) is to undertake, promote, develop and carry on the search for the cause and a cure for benign essential blepharospasm and other related disorders and infirmities of the facial musculature. Blepharospasm is any abnormal contraction or twitch of the condition should be distinguished from the more common, and milder, involuntary quivering of an eyelid, known as most cases, blepharospasm symptoms last for a few days and then disappear without treatment, but in some cases the twitching is chronic and persistent, causing life-long ciation: /ˌblɛfəroʊˈspæzəm/. Benign essential blepharospasm affects women more often than men. The average age of onset is It is estimated that approximately 2, new individuals .
causes of benign essential blepharospasm include: * fatigue * stress * bright light, wind, or air pollution. Benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by abnormal blinking or spasms of the is a form of dystonia, a group of movement disorders involving uncontrolled tensing of the muscles (contractions), rhythmic shaking (tremors), and other involuntary movements. BEB occurs in both men and women, although it is especially common . BACKGROUND: A retrospective review of patients with benign essential blepharospasm and Meige syndrome was performed in order to determine patients' long term treatment preferences. METHODS: Of patients evaluated, received local injections of botulinum toxin, type A, into the eyelid and facial musculature over 11 by: Benign essential blepharospasm is a condition characterized by abnormal blinking or spasms of the condition is a type of dystonia, which is a group of movement disorders involving uncontrolled tensing of the muscles (muscle contractions), rhythmic shaking (tremors), and other involuntary movements.
The natural history and response to different treatments have been evaluated in patients with blepharospasm. The mean age of onset was years and there was a female preponderance of to 1. Dystonia elsewhere was found in 78% of patients, usually in the cranial-cervical region, and appeared to follow a somatotopic by: This section presents information about some of the possible medical professionals that might be involved with Benign essential blepharospasm. Ask your doctor to recommend what other types of doctors, physicians, medical specialists, or other medical professionals should be part of the team for your medical issues. Blepharospasm (referred to as benign essential blepharospasm (BEB)) involves the orbicularis oculi and surrounding muscles and causes involuntary blinking, repetitive contractions (blepharoclonus), and squinting or sustained closing of the eyes (Tolosa and Marti, ). Some patients have bursts of spasm with periods of normalcy. Benign essential blepharospasm was more commonly found in women () and 93% of the patients were Caucasian. Fifty percent had pure BEB, 31% had .