Adults with Blepharospasm | XEOMIN®

Adults With Blepharospasm

Characteristics

  • Second most common form of focal dystonia1
  • Causes bilateral involuntary eyelid closure and is centrally mediated2
  • Progression of symptoms is common and may lead, in severe cases, to legal blindness2
  • Stress can worsen symptoms2
  • Symptoms may improve after sleep2
  • Blepharospasm is thought to be underdiagnosed; the actual incidence may be significantly higher2

Symptoms3

  • Excessive blinking
  • Watering eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye irritation
Dona, patient with blepharospasm

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an adult with
blepharospasm
treated with XEOMIN

Reported incidence is 35,000 new cases every year worldwide2

References

  1. Epidemiological Study of Dystonia in Europe (ESDE) Collaborative Group. A prevalence study of primary dystonia in eight European countries. J Neurol. 2000;247(10):787–792.
  2. Tsui JKC. Blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. In: Brin MF, Comella C, Jankovic J, eds. Dystonia: Etiology, Clinical Features, and Treatment. New York, NY: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004:151–158.
  3. Blepharospasm. National Eye Institute website. https://nei.nih.gov/health/blepha/blepharospasm. Accessed June 17, 2019.