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Article
June 1989

Advances in Neurology, vol 49: Facial Dyskinesias

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(6):805. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070010827016

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Abstract

This multiauthored textbook on facial dyskinesias covers topics relating to involuntary movement disorders of the head and neck, with particular emphasis on involuntary blepharospasm. It is divided into two sections; the first covers the clinical aspects of facial movement disorders and the second discusses the treatment of these conditions.

"... provides a useful reference source for the neuro-ophthalmologist or the oculoplastic surgeon..."

The first section contains a comprehensive review of descriptive aspects of blepharospasm and related neurologic diseases (eg, Meige syndrome, hemifacial spasm, lid apraxia). Beyond these typical neurologic syndromes, we find a more detailed review of facial stereotypes associated with schizophrenia, involuntary vocalizations, bruxism, and facial chorea. Most of these descriptive chapters are from a neurologist's perspective, with only limited contributions from ophthalmologists. Nevertheless, the detail with which involuntary facial movement disorders are reviewed provides a useful reference source for the neuro-ophthalmologist or the oculoplastic surgeon who

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