Hemifacial Spasm Treated With Botulinum A Toxin Injection

Peter J. Savino, Robert C. Sergott, Thomas Bosley, Norman J. Schatz

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Abstract

Fifteen patients with hemifacial spasm were treated with botulinum A toxin injections. All patients experienced relief from spasm, with the effect lasting an average of 12.2 weeks. Complications were tearing in four patients, inability to close the involved eye in three patients, corneal exposure in one patient, and ectropion in one patient. All complications were transient and deemed minor by the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1305-1306
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume103
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Hemifacial Spasm
Type A Botulinum Toxins
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Ectropion
Spasm

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Hemifacial Spasm Treated With Botulinum A Toxin Injection. / Savino, Peter J.; Sergott, Robert C.; Bosley, Thomas; Schatz, Norman J.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 103, No. 9, 1985, p. 1305-1306.

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Savino, Peter J. ; Sergott, Robert C. ; Bosley, Thomas ; Schatz, Norman J. / Hemifacial Spasm Treated With Botulinum A Toxin Injection. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1985 ; Vol. 103, No. 9. pp. 1305-1306.
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