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Doctor insights on: Eye Muscle Paralysis In Children

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.?

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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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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I think I cracked an eye muscle because when I took pics my eyes look completely different?

I think I cracked an eye muscle because when I took pics my eyes look completely different?

Pupils?: What is different?
If the muscles outside the eye were involved you would be having double vision
muscles inside the eye control the size of the pupil
any "new" problem with your eyes should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is brain eye muscle disease?

What is brain eye muscle disease?

See below: Your terminology is not standard, but I trust you are asking about brain disease affecting eye muscles. Double vision can occur if a cranial nerve is injured from any cause, including tumors, multiple sclerosis, aneurysms, blood clots, hemorrhage, trauma, stroke. ...Read more

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Help please! Is botox into the eye muscle possible to correct a small squint?

Help please! Is botox into the eye muscle possible to correct a small squint?

Not really: If you are referring to a misalignment of the eyes, then Botox can be used for this. Botox wears off so it is not very effective. A small misalignment can be corrected surgically. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Is botox into the eye muscle possible to correct a small squint, or might you end up with a different squint?

Yes: Injecting the right amount of Botox in the right areas can help. Sometimes you can replace one muscle expression with another depending on which muscle groups are injected and whether the contralateral or opposing muscle groups become stronger in response. ...Read more

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Can eye ptosis be fixed without surgery? With exercises or something to strenghten the drooped eye muscle? Any help please.

Can eye ptosis be fixed without surgery? With exercises or something to strenghten the drooped eye muscle? Any help please.

Ptosis can can: Resolve on its own but certainly continue to see your eye doctor. There are eye exercises but a professional would need to prescribe them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible to inflamed eye muscle that only presents with symptoms of muscle pain sensation and occasional surface irritation with unknown cause?

Thyroid problem: These are common early symptoms of thyroid opthalmopathy (termed Graves disease). Check with your ophthalmologist about this and he might suggest an endocrinologist ...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

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Are there any good eye muscle exercises for a person with ''crossed eyes''?

Are there any good eye muscle exercises for a person with ''crossed eyes''?

Nope.: If your eyes cross, and you are an adult, chances are that the only treatment worth undertaking is eye muscle surgery. Sometimes in children glasses are effective. ...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