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Eyelid myoclonia with absence is a distinct syndrome of idiopathic generalized epilepsy, characterized by the triad of eyelid myoclonia associated with brief absences, generalized discharges of 3-6 Hz polyspike and slow waves, which are mainly precipitated by eye closure or photosensitivity. We experienced two women with eyelid myoclonia with absence, who typically showed fixation off sensitivity and catatmenial exacerbation. Carabamazepine monotherapy aggravated the seizure frequency and resulted in nonconvulsive status epilepticus. These cases have not previously been reported in Korea.