Eyelid myokymia

Not always benign

Anne Barmettler, Marc J. Dinkin, Gary J. Lelli

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Abstract

A 33-year-old otherwise healthy male presented with a week-long history of isolated right lower eyelid myokymia. Two weeks later, the patient's myokymia had progressed to include twitching of the right brow and right upper lip. Imaging revealed multiple demyelinating lesions consistent with multiple sclerosis. A review of eyelid and facial myokymia, along with possible concerning causes is provided, geared towards the oculoplastic surgeon. Eyelid myokymia, typically a benign condition, may rarely evolve into facial myokymia reflective of underlying brainstem disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-290
Number of pages2
JournalOrbit
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Myokymia
Eyelids
Facial Nerve Diseases
Lip
Brain Stem
Multiple Sclerosis

Keywords

  • Eyelid
  • Facial
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myokymia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Eyelid myokymia : Not always benign. / Barmettler, Anne; Dinkin, Marc J.; Lelli, Gary J.

In: Orbit, Vol. 30, No. 6, 12.2011, p. 289-290.

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Barmettler, A, Dinkin, MJ & Lelli, GJ 2011, 'Eyelid myokymia: Not always benign', Orbit, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 289-290. https://doi.org/10.3109/01676830.2011.556306
Barmettler, Anne ; Dinkin, Marc J. ; Lelli, Gary J. / Eyelid myokymia : Not always benign. In: Orbit. 2011 ; Vol. 30, No. 6. pp. 289-290.
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