blepharospasm

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spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye

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However, a recent research report indicated that caffeine had a preventative effect and the exact cause of benign essential blepharospasm is unknown.
Long-term changes in duration of relief with botulinum toxin treatment of essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm.
Indeed, the Food and Drug Administration last February approved Type A treatment for people 13 years and older afflicted with any of three dystonias: strabismus, benign essential blepharospasm (spasmodic closing of the eyelids) and hemifacial spasm (in which one half of the face undergoes sudden muscle contractions).
BOTOX(R) is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of strabismus and blepharospasm associated with dystonia (disorder of the eye muscles that control blinking), including benign essential blepharospasm or VII nerve disorders in patients 12 years of age and above.
The blockbuster drugs Botox and Viagra were originally developed to treat benign essential blepharospasm and pulmonary hypertension, two rare disorders.
Comparison of two botulinum-toxin preparations in the treatment of essential blepharospasm.
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