Ophthalmoplegia is a paralysis or weakness of one or more muscles of the eye. Due to this weakness patients would have blurred or double vision. The inability to move the eye or to position or focus them on an object and drooping eyelids could also be experienced. In some cases patients could also have muscle weakness in other parts of the body and difficulty swallowing.
HOW IS OPHTHALMOPLEGIA DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmoplegia can be diagnosed by a physical examination of the eye performed by an ophthalmologist. MRI and CT scans could be performed to study the eye more closely. Blood test to rule out any other disorders causing similar symptoms could be recommended.
HOW IS OPHTHALMOPLEGIA TREATED?
Special glasses or sometimes even an eye patch could be advised to help relieve symptoms of blurred and double vision.
DID YOU KNOW?
The treatment will largely depend on the type of muscle that has been affected and the severity of the condition.