Treatment of Blepharospasm with Botulinum Toxin

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Edward A. Tsoy

2014

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  • In 43 patients with blepharospasm resistant to other forms of therapy, 149 outpatient injections of botulinum A toxin were given into the orbicularis oculi muscle
  • Hemifacial spasm, or previous surgery all responded in a similar fashion. This beneficial effect was transient, and additional treatment was required for sustained relief
  • Complications were local, mild, and transient, and no systemic side effects were noted

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