• Severe, involuntary, forceful closure of both eyelids, along with dystonia and rigidity, followed hypoxic encephalopathy in a young man whose computed tomographic scan showed symmetric infarcts of the corpus striatum. Symptomatic blepharospasm can result from bilateral damage to the basal ganglia.
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