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Doctor insights on: Eye Muscle Paralysis

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
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Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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I have strabismus, how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing I had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

I have strabismus, how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing I had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

It works not forever: Botox works but not forever. The progress of Botox injection is amazing. Ask your doctor about duration and the need to repeat over a lifetime. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about sleep paralysis? I've been experiencing sleep paralysis episodes recently - I know I'm awake but I just can't move or open my eyes. What can I do to get rid of sleep paralysis?

Should I be worried about sleep paralysis? I've been experiencing sleep paralysis episodes recently - I know I'm awake but I just can't move or open my eyes. What can I do to get rid of sleep paralysis?

Perhaps: You describe sleep paralysis, which can be a part of the narcolepsy syndrome, which also includes daytime drowsiness and sleeping, hypnagogic hallucinations, cataplexy. See your doctor, perhaps get over-night sleep study, but eeg might suffice. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
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Get an annual eye exam
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If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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Name of jungle drug for muscle paralysis?

Curare: This is probably the drug you are looking for. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
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Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Yes.: Medications used in numbing injections temporarily interrupt the entire function of the nerve injected. If the nerved which was injected is a sensory and motor nerve (meaning that it goes to/serves a muscle), the injection would cause numbness and paralysis. Ortho patients who have had "blocks" to improve pain control post-op experience this effect commonly. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Call 911!: Paralysis, numbness, slurred speech, dizziness can all be signs of a stroke. Needs to be assessed and treated right away in nearest er. Can be fatal or cause permanent disability - rapid treatment decreases chances of bad outcome. If it turns out not to be a stroke, could still be heart problem, severe electrolyte disturbance, or various other dangerous causes. Get friend to er now! ...Read more

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Bumped head yesterday and it kind of hurt my neck. Its been about 40 hours. Scared of paralysis. Neck muscles are very tense. Panic attacks all day.

Bumped head yesterday and it kind of hurt my neck. Its been about 40 hours. Scared of paralysis. Neck muscles are very tense. Panic attacks all day.

Not likely: If you have not noticed any neurological symptoms yet, such as weakness in limbs or sensory changes, not likely a spinal cord injury. If you broke something that caused instability you would notice same issues with version movements. Recommend getting physical exam to make sure nothing is going on that say could lead to more spasms, even arthritis, but spinal cord most likely not threatened. ...Read more

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Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Anatomy: Muscles only work because nerves stimulate them and cause them to work. Muscles can not work independently other than an occasional firing. ...Read more

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Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

See answer below: The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move. If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move. ...Read more

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When does someone need eye muscle surgery?

When does someone need eye muscle surgery?

Eye misalignment: Eye muscle surgery - termed strabismus surgery - can be helpful when the eyes are out of alignment. This can be at birth, in the first several years of life, or later as a result of diseases and trauma. ...Read more

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Could eye surgery have also disconnected an eye muscle?

Could eye surgery have also disconnected an eye muscle?

Rare, but possible: Depends on the type of surgery you are talking about. A rare complication of eye muscle surgery would be disinsertion or regression in the placement of a muscle. Other types of eye surgeries do not generally directly affect the eye muscles. ...Read more

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What is eye muscle imbalance? Could it the reason of my eyes gets fatigued so fast?

What is eye muscle imbalance? Could it the reason of my eyes gets fatigued so fast?

MUSCLE IMBALANCE: When the eyes are not orinted in the same direction a muscle imbalance is present. The extraocular muscles are supposed to keep the eye aligned at all times. Excessive ork to achieve this, or strabismus (eyes on oriented in the same direction) can cause fatugue. ...Read more

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Heavyness in upper eye muscle. Feels as though its mushy. I can actually grab a small fatty growth from between eye socket with my fingers.?

Difficult to say: Could be some orbital fat prolapse. Could be an enlarged lacrimal gland. Could be some plugged skin gland. Or it could be some sort of tumor. Have it examined. ...Read more

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Is eye muscle surgery safe?

Is eye muscle surgery safe?

Yes, overall: Small risk of wound infection or bleeding. Extremely rare risk of perforation of sclera. May result in under or over correction (can have double vision). Best to discuss risks with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is eye muscle surgery safe?

Is eye muscle surgery safe?

Eye muscle surgery: All surgery has some risk but eye muscle surgery as among the safest of all surgeries. If there is a need to have this surgery to correct eye alignment for functional or cosmetic reasons then by all means proceed. Of course anythinjg can happen including poor results, visual loss or complications of anesthesia- these are rare and are superseded greatly by the benefit in most cases. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more