Biofeedback therapy of essential blepharospasm.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Eight patients with essential blepharospasm were given five consecutive sessions of electromyogram biofeedback from cutaneous electrodes placed over the frontalis muscle. Four of the eight patients demonstrated a 60% or greater reduction in blepharospasm frequency. Posttreatment electromyogram significantly predicted improvement of blepharospasm. These data suggest that electromyogram biofeedback may provide a therapeutic alternative to the treatment of this disabling condition.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Surwit, RS; Rotberg, M

Published Date

  • July 15, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 98 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 28 - 31

PubMed ID

  • 6742078

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9394(84)90184-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States