UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology



Medline NLM definition of blepharospasm: excessive winking; tonic or clonic spasm of the orbicularis oculi muscle..

See also: DystoniaLaryngeal DystoniaMeige Syndrome.

Blepharospam: information from the NHS website.

PubMed search on Blepharospasm.

Support Groups

The Dystonia Society
Promotes awareness of the disorder, by supporting research and by undertaking welfare initiatives on a national level and through its network of local support groups.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.