The muscles of facial expression and the eyelid are normally under our voluntary control. Facial spasm is a condition in which these muscles function abnormally and are no longer under the direct control of the brain. It can affect the entire face, or just the area around the eyes. Four distinct forms of facial spasm are known: Benign Essential Blepharospasm, Hemifacial spasm, Meige syndrome, and Myokimia. Though the actual problem within the nerve is not fully understood and cannot be cured, its effect on facial muscles can be controlled by injections of Botulinum toxin, a 10 minute out patient procedure.
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