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Blepharospasm helped by eyelid surgery and tinted polaroid glasses

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Blepharospasm helped by eyelid surgery and tinted polaroid glasses

This man has a 15-year history of blepharospasm. Eyelid myectomies and lid lifts produced some benefit. Polaroid-tinted glasses that reduce brightness and glare are also beneficial. (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Jankovic.)

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  • Biopterin deficiency
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  • Ceroid lipofuscinosis
  • Delayed-onset dystonia
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  • Infantile bilateral striatal necrosis
  • Juvenile parkinsonism-dystonia
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