Long-term results and complications of botulinum A toxin in the treatment of blepharospasm.

@article{Dutton1988LongtermRA,
  title={Long-term results and complications of botulinum A toxin in the treatment of blepharospasm.},
  author={Jonathan J. Dutton and Edward George Buckley},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1988},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={1529-34}
}
The authors review their long-term results and complications with the use of botulinum A toxin in the treatment of facial dystonias. Two hundred thirty-two patients in three diagnostic groups--essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and Meige's syndrome--were treated with botulinum A toxin. A total of 1044 treatments were given over a 4-year period. A reduction in orbicularis spasm intensity was noted in 1012 (96.9%) treatments (mean duration, 13.3 weeks). There was no clear relationship… CONTINUE READING

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