Paralysis or weakness experienced in the muscles of the eye are the main signs of a condition called ophthalmoplegia. The eye is controlled and held in place by six muscles, which also has a bearing on the eye movements. This condition may affect any of the six muscles of the eye and lead to symptoms like swallowing difficulties, abnormal position of the eyes, and blurry vision.
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?
Ophthalmoplegia can be congenital and children born with this disorder might not even be aware of the problems with vision that they are experiencing.