is a rare, neurological condition characterized by blepharospasm
(abnormal movement of the eyelids); oromandibular dystonia (spasms in the jaw and tongue); and sometimes, cervical dystonia
. Symptoms and severity can vary.
The exact cause of Meige syndrome is unknown, but researchers suspect that it is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Treatment focuses on each person's symptoms and may include drug therapy and/or botulinum A toxin
Other treatment options, such as deep brain stimulation
, are currently being considered.
Last updated: 2/17/2015