essential blepharospasm


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essential blepharospasm

Blepharospasm of unknown cause. It may be so severe as to be debilitating. Surgery has helped some patients. Botulinum toxin A injected into the muscles that control the spasm has been of benefit. This treatment will need to be repeated after 2 to 3 months.
See also: blepharospasm
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Effectiveness of botulinum toxin therapy for essential blepharospasm.
The first poster presented at the AAO meeting, titled "Dosing Profile of XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) During Long-Term, Open-Label Treatment of Benign Essential Blepharospasm," evaluated the repeat-dosing profile of XEOMIN for up to 48 weeks, including the inter-injection interval, during an open-label extension (OLEX) of the Phase III randomized, double-blind trial that evaluated XEOMIN versus placebo.

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