Apraxia of lid opening due to a small lesion in basal ganglia: two case reports.

@article{Hirose2010ApraxiaOL,
  title={Apraxia of lid opening due to a small lesion in basal ganglia: two case reports.},
  author={Masaki Hirose and Hitoshi Mochizuki and Mari Honma and Toru Kobayashi and Masatoyo Nishizawa and Yoshikazu Ugawa},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 12},
  pages={
          1406-7
        }
}
The apraxia of lid opening (ALO), a synonym for apraxia of eye opening, is a disabling syndrome characterised by an inability to open the eyes at will, and patients sometimes try to open their eyes by contracting the frontalis muscles and touching their eye lids with their own fingers (sensory trick). This symptom is often associated with blepharospasm and/or ptosis and sometimes seen in patients with Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders. These reports suggest that ALO may be… CONTINUE READING
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