Treatment for Blepharospasm and Meige’s Syndrome

What is Blepharospasm and Meige’s syndrome?

Blepharospasm is a twitching and involuntary muscle spasm around the eyes. Meige’s syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that forces contractions of the muscles of the lower face, particularly the jaw and tongue. This can be very uncomfortable for the patient, causing excessive blinking or twitching of the eyelids and face. It can also cause apraxia which can potentially affect speech as well. Some side effects may include difficulty initiating a blink or closure of the eyelid.

Botox is a Highly Effective Non-Surgical Treatment

Botox is a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum that weakens muscles by blocking nerve impulses transmitted from the nerve endings of the muscles.  Botox is commonly used to treat Blepharospasm, hemifacial spasms, as well as migraines. It is also very effective in treating hyperhydrosis and reducing excessive sweating in the armpits, hands and groin area.

Botox is an approved treatment for these conditions. The cause of Blepharospasm is unknown, but the treatment is quite effective with Botox injections. There is no known cure for this condiiton.