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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Internal Ophthalmoplegia Syndrome

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Whats internal ophthalmoplegia ?

Whats internal ophthalmoplegia ?

Nerve damage: Internal ophthalmoplegia refers to paralysis of certain structures inside the eye involved in constriction of the pupil and accomodation (change of focus). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Silverberg
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Eye Muscle Paralysis (Definition)

Eye muscle paralysis is a clinical finding in which a set of eye muscles are not entirely functional, resulting in either areas that a person cannot visualize ...Read more


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Internal ophthalmoplegia is what?

Internal ophthalmoplegia is what?

Eye movement disorde: I think you mean internuclear ophthalmoplegia (ino). This is a disorder of eye movement in which one eye cannot move completely to the midline. This usually results in double vision and jerky eye movements with far horizontal gaze. Ino is caused by a lesion in the brain area known as the medial logituinal fasciculus (mlf). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for external ophthalmoplegia?

External ophtlamopla: Unfortunately there is no treatment available if it is genetic. If is acquired sometimes eyelid and/or eye muscle surgery may be possible. ...Read more

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What exactly causes dandy walker syndrome? My cousin has this syndrome and i'd like to know more about it.

What exactly causes dandy walker syndrome? My cousin has this syndrome and i'd like to know more about it.

Dandy : Dandy walker syndrome is a complex anatomical birth defect that affects about 1 in every 30000 live births. It is named after the doctors who first described it. Symptoms may include delayed motor development (for example, a child that doesn't crawl at the right age or walk at the right age), bulging of the fontanelles, enlargement of the head, abnormal eye movements, and abnormal breathing patterns. The anatomical defect has several features. The first is the impaired development of part of the cerebellum (a part of the brain that seems to coordinate movements, among other things). The second is enlargement of the fourth ventricle (a fluid filled space in the lower, back part of the brain). The third is the enlargement of the posterior fossa (a part of the skull). Dandy walker syndrome is often accompanied by hydrocephalus (enlargement of the fluid-filled cavities in the brain that increases pressure inside the head), and other birth defects involving the brain, heart, and other body parts. The dandy walker birth defect probably starts very early in development, possibly as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy. Recent scientific research suggests that genetic mutations may contribute. However, it is probably safe to say that no one knows exactly why people get dandy walker malformation. ...Read more

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I had stevens johnson syndrome and accidentally took similar medicine that caused it before. It's been two days. Will i get it again?

SJS: Not necessarily. Just follow your symptoms (if any) closely. And call your doctor or get to an er immediately if any symptoms start to return. ...Read more

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What exactly happens when you get toxic shock syndrome? I know the symptoms but what is happening in your body? How do tampons cause it?

What exactly happens when you get toxic shock syndrome? I know the symptoms but what is happening in your body? How do tampons cause it?

Vascular collapse: Bacteria grow in the vagina around the tampon that has been left in place for a period of time. The "toxic" byproducts of that growth get into the bloodstream through the vagina and release pyrogens(fever agents) in turn those toxins act on the capillaries and arterial endotheliums(cell walls) to turn them into "sieves" causing extravasation of the blood contained in the vessels and "shock". ...Read more

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Suffering from Cushing syndrome for 3 years. Don't know what caused it. What tests should I go for to find out the cause of Cushing syndrome??

Suffering from Cushing syndrome for 3 years. Don't know what caused it. What tests should I go for to find out the cause of Cushing syndrome??

Cushings: On steroids?Prednisone/adrenal mass causes Cushings syndrome. Causes of Cushings Disease are pituitary adenoma (MRI -not 100%) or increased secretion of corticotropin releasing hormone from hypothalmus , Tests plasma corticotropin , salivary/ blood cortisol, 24urinary free cortisol dexamethasone supression, giving corticotropin releasing hormone, rarely sinus sampling. F/u w/ endocrine ...Read more

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I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

By adolescence: Hi. The tallness is noticed by adolescence. The height increase only occurs in females with 47, XXX until the growth plates in the long bones fuse (which occurs relatively later in 47, XXX females than in 46, XX). Once the growth plates are fused, there is no increase in linear height. ...Read more

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I started taking tryciclics. My concern is stopping the ssris abruptly for withdrawal concerns. Yet, can't taking both cause seretonin syndrome ?

I started taking tryciclics.  My concern is stopping the ssris abruptly for withdrawal concerns. Yet, can't taking both cause seretonin syndrome ?

Discuss with doc : Your doc knows you. Usually isn't a big deal. In general id start tricyclics along with ssri and then wean off of ssri, serotonin syndrome unlikely, discontinuance sx most common with Paxil (paroxetine) which is a more potent ssri, . ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Ophthalmoplegia (Definition)

Ophthalmoplegia is a clinical finding in which there is paralysis of one or more muscles that move your eye, leading to abnormal ...Read more