Basic Summary for Benign essential blepharospasm


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Main name of condition: Benign essential blepharospasm
Other names or spellings: BEB


What is Benign essential blepharospasm?
  Brief description of Benign essential blepharospasm: Involuntary eyelid movements.
  Parent types of Benign essential blepharospasm: Eye conditions
  Organs Affected by Benign essential blepharospasm: eyelid, eye
Who gets Benign essential blepharospasm?
  Patient Profile for Benign essential blepharospasm: Typically middle age and elderly.
  Profile for Benign essential blepharospasm: BEB occurs in both men and women, although it is especially common in middle-aged and elderly women. 1
  Gender Profile for Benign essential blepharospasm: Men and women equally.
How serious is Benign essential blepharospasm?
  Prognosis of 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. 1
  Complications of Benign essential blepharospasm: see complications of Benign essential blepharospasm
What are the symptoms of Benign essential blepharospasm?
  Symptoms of Benign essential blepharospasm: see symptoms of Benign essential blepharospasm
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Benign essential blepharospasm: see treatments for Benign essential blepharospasm

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Benign Essential Blepharospasm Information Page: NINDS

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