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Videos and Slides from the 2013 Symposium of the
Benign Essntial Blepharospasm Research Foundation*

The symposium was held at
University of California, San Diego
August 10, 2013
Peter Savino, M.D., Program Director

The symposium consisted of eight formal presentations by doctors on topics relevant to blepharospasm patients. For each of these presentations, there is a video with audio and a slide set (Powerpoint deck). In addition to the formal presentations, there are videos of the two question and answer sessions. The videos are on Youtube in Flash format. If you do not have Flash installed, you may download and install it from here. The slide sets are in PDF so you need a PDF reader. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded and installed from here.

The videos and slide sets each have strengths and weaknesses. The video contains the audio but the video resolution is such that small print and fine detail can not be read. The slide set does not have associated audio but the resolution is such that almost all text and detail can be discerned. In order to get the maximum information from the presentations, you may wish to open both the video and slide set on a split screen and manually advance the slides in the slide set as they appear in the video.

  • Relevant Anatomy in Treating Blepharospasm - Bobby S. Korn, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Pathophysiology of Focal Dystonia: Why Do People Get Cranial Dystonia or Blepharospasm? - Allan D. Wu, M.D.
  • Clinical Manifestations of Blepharospasm and Dystonias - Russell P. Edwards, M.D.
  • Treating Blepharospasm: Medical Options - Benjamin Frishberg, M.D.
  • First Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Different Types of Botulinum Toxins - Benjamin Frishberg, M.D.
  • Research in Blepharospasm: Modulating the Blink Reflex - Allan D. Wu, M.D.
  • Second Q & A Panel Discussion
* This symposium was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merz Pharmaceutical



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