Difference between revisions of "Abducens nerve palsy"
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present with '''diplopia''' and '''esotropia'''
have a '''head turn''' to help correct their diplopia
Revision as of 14:34, 7 September 2015
- Most common ocular nerve palsy
- Innervates the ipsilateral lateral rectus muscle controlling eye abduction
- Esotropia of the affected eye due to the unopposed action of the medial rectus muscle
- Frequently present with diplopia and esotropia
- May have a head turn to help correct their diplopia
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Medial Orbital Fracture (with entrapment of the medial rectus muscle)
- ocular Myasthenia Gravis
- Miller-Fisher Syndrome Guillian-Barre Syndrome
- Congenital Esotropia
- POC glucose
- CT/MRI Brain
- Lyme Titer
Dispo appropriate to etiology, consult either Neuro or Ophtho.