Eyelid myokymia: Not always benign Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myokymia

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.

publication date

  • December 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/01676830.2011.556306

PubMed ID

  • 21957885

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 289

end page

  • 90

volume

  • 30

number

  • 6