Greater Charlotte
Benign Essential Blepharospasm (BEB)
Support Group

The Greater Charlotte Benign Essential Blepharospasm (BEB) support group provides information and support for:

The group typically meets twice a year (in the spring and fall), usually at the Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat (CEENTA) facility near SouthPark Mall.

This is a local group associated with the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation (BEBRF), supporting their policies and procedures to further educate patients and their families.

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What is Benign Essential Blepharospasm (BEB)?

The term Blepharospasm by itself can encompass many types of eyelid spasms (including abnormal blinking, eyelid tics, or twitches).  Benign Essential Blepharospasm is a form of dystonia (a neuromuscular disorder characterized by abnormal sustained involuntary muscle contractions/spasms).

Related ailments include:

Blepharospasm is often misdiagnosed as other ailments.  Often only by persistence can a correct diagnosis (and treatment) be found.

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