What is the prognosis of benign essential blepharospasm (BEB)?

Updated: May 20, 2019
  • Author: Robert H Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Botulinum toxin and myectomy help to control blepharospasm but may not cure it.

Botulinum toxin A is a safe, long-term treatment for patients with benign essential blepharospasm, but sustained treatment efficacy may require higher doses in later stages of the disease. [17]

Botulinum toxin injections are sometimes still required following myectomy of the eyelid protractors.


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