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Hemifacial spasm is a neuromuscular disorder resulting in frequent uncontrollable muscular contractions on one side of the face. It often begins as uncontrollable twitching around the eye and may spread to the lower facial muscles. The mouth may droop to one side. The condition can be aggravated by stress, fatigue, bright lights, TV and computer monitors, and reading. It occurs most often in middle-aged men and women.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by hemifacial spasm. We offer minimally invasive surgery and innovative treatments to eliminate or reduce the muscle contractions caused by this condition. These advanced surgical procedures are more effective in preserving healthy tissue, because no incision is made. Most patients experience complete relief of symptoms after treatment.