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Cranial Nerve 3 Palsy
Monday, 13 April 2009 19:59

 

What is a Cranial Nerve 3 Palsy? What is the treatment for a Cranial Nerve 3 Palsy?

 

A cranial nerve 3 palsy occurs when the nerve is compromise. The compromise can be from trauma, tumor, congenital or vascular incidence. A patient will experience double vision, ptosis (droopy eyelid), pain and unequal pupils. The third nerve controls the eyelids, multiple eye muscles and the pupil. If the third nerve is damage the eye will be in a down and out position. Treatment involves treating the cause of the third nerve palsy. A medical workup, MRI scan and angiography are often ordered. Often patients can fully recover in 3 months.

 

Treatment

Treat underlying cause

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:01
 

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