Blepharospasm - External and Internal Eye
Blepharospasm associated with dystonic movements of other muscles in the face, neck, or limbs is known as Meige syndrome, with oromandibular dystonia being seen most commonly in these patients. Typical symptoms include excessive blinking and chin thrusting, although some individuals may also experience tongue protrusion, difficulty with opening the mouth, clenching or grinding of the teeth, jaw movements or pain, lip pursing, or platysma contraction. Symptoms can result in difficulty with speaking or swallowing.
The cause is unknown, although these movements may occur in the setting of tardive syndrome as a result of dopamine blocking medications. Peak onset of symptoms occurs at 50-60 years of age. These conditions are more common in women. There is no cure.
G24.5 – Blepharospasm
59026006 – Blepharospasm
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