Blepharospasm: demographic and clinical survey of 250 patients.

  title={Blepharospasm: demographic and clinical survey of 250 patients.},
  author={Joseph Jankovic and J. B. Van Orman},
  journal={Annals of ophthalmology},
  volume={16 4},
The pathophysiologic mechanisms of blepharospasm are poorly understood and the condition is often misdiagnosed. In an attempt to improve our understanding of blepharospasm, 250 patients with blepharospasm were surveyed. This heretofore largest reported series of blepharospasm patients reveals findings of clinical and demographic interest. For example, there is a 3 to 1 female preponderance, the age of onset is in the fifth or sixth decade of life in two-thirds of patients, the onset is usually… CONTINUE READING

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