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How could hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Brainstem: Brain centers that control alignment of the eyes are located in the brainstem (lower part of the brain such as medulla, pons and midbrain). Damage to these areas can create a misalignment (or a skew) which can be defined as hypertropia.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Through: Damage to the fourth cranial nerve. When this nerve is damaged, the eye on the same side will point higher than the other eye.

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