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Eyelid movement abnormalities in progressive supranuclear palsy†
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1989 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 4, Issue 4, pages 297–302, 1989
How to Cite
Golbe, L. I., Lepore, F. E. and Davis, P. H. (1989), Eyelid movement abnormalities in progressive supranuclear palsy. Mov. Disord., 4: 297–302. doi: 10.1002/mds.870040402
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 12 OCT 2004
- Progressive supranuclear palsy;
- Eyelid movement;
- Supranuclear lid dysfunction;
- Lid apraxia;
- Blink rate
We systematically videotaped eyelid movements in a community-based series of 38 patients with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Ten patients (26%) had blepharospasm, “apraxia” of lid opening and/or “apraxia” of lid closing. These patients as a group had more severe upgaze paresis but no greater disease duration than the patients without supranuclear lid dysfunction. Patients used a variety of synkinetic movements to overcome lid-movement abnormalities. One patient displayed “slow blinks”, a phenomenon not previosly described in PSP. Blink rate in PSP, 3.0/min, was markedly lower than that in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), 12.5/min, and patients with PSP but not PD increased their blink rate during command versional eye movements.