About This Archive

This website holds the archives of the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Canadian Research Foundation Inc. (BEBCRF), which was founded in 1992 as a non-profit corporation with a mandate of support, education and research. The Foundation ceased operation on June 30th, 2019, and is no longer active.

Information and Purpose

Among the founding principles of the BEBCRF was the mandate to raise awareness of blepharospasm, cranial dystonia, and hemifacial spasm among the medical professions and the general public. To continue with that principle this site has been maintained as an archive of information for people who have these conditions and the medical professionals who treat them.

The BEBCRF for many years conducted support group meetings in several major cities in Canada. You will find in the Past Meetings section of this website a repository of the highlights of these support group meetings as well as news about research into the condition.

In addition, there is a very extensive repository of Medical knowledge provided by recognized specialists in our Medical Information section.

We hope you will find the depth of information throughout this site both useful and enlightening.