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Be Still My Face

Today is the one-year anniversary of the day I took a risk so big, so meaningful that forever changed my life.   It was the day I had brain surgery to remedy a rare disorder I had been faced with called Hemi-facial Spasm or HFS.  95 more words

Life In My 30s

captain tentacles

seems i’ve developed a facial tic…it isn’t the first time. i have a tendency to ignore stress until it starts manifesting in physical ways. facial tics are one of my go-to stress alerts. 233 more words

Ink Drawing

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Treatment with Botox Injections

Blepharospasm is a neurological condition characterized by forcible closure of the eyelids. Treatment of Benign Essential Blepharospasm and other forms of dystonias causing forced eyelid closure (patient complains “I cant open my eyes / My eyes twitch and close on its own, my right eye is twitching, my left eye is twitching”) has traditionally been very tough. 1,117 more words

India

What is Blepharospasm?

Blepharo means “eyelid”. Spasm means “uncontrolled muscle contraction”. The term blepharospasm [‘blef-a-ro-spaz-m] can be applied to any abnormal blinking or eyelid tic or twitch resulting from any cause, ranging from dry eyes to Tourette’s syndrome to tardive dyskinesia. 354 more words

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The patterns and risk factors of hearing loss following microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm

Conclusions
The intraoperative BAEP change and a poorer recovery, especially reduction of amplitude more than 50% in wave V, was a strong indicator for a worse outcome of the hearing capacity. 26 more words

Research

The patterns and risk factors of hearing loss following microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm

The intraoperative BAEP change and a poorer recovery, especially reduction of amplitude more than 50% in wave V, was a strong indicator for a worse outcome of the hearing capacity. 26 more words

Research

Hemifacial Spasm

Michael Link, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for hemifacial spasm. Hemifacial spasm is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by frequent involuntary muscle contractions on one side of the face.

Mayo Clinic