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Parkinson's Disease: Progressive supracuclear palsy is a severe form of parkinsonism. It is characterized by no or minimal response to levodopa, prominent subcortical cognitive impairment, severe balance disorder, axial dystonias, and the classical inability to voluntarily move eyes in vertical plane. In contrast, idiopathic parkinson's disease commonly has better response to levodopa, resting tremors, slower decline. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PSP: Progressive supranuclear palsy: the disorder's long name indicates that the disease begins slowly and continues to get worse (progressive), and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above pea-sized structures called nuclei that control eye movements (supranuclear). It is central; demyelinating conditions occur in the peripheral nervous system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eyes!: Most likely you are having symptoms from dry eyes. You decrease your blinking, because you do not want to miss something, leading to the surface of your eyes drying out and causing them to hurt. The hurt may also be from accommodating (using your eye muscles to focus up close). ...Read more
No known medication: No known medications treat PSP, however, I involve my patients in a number of things right from the start which I believe have a positive clinical impact on them as the disease progresses. Things such as vestibulotherapy, speech therapy, and cognitive gaming are just a few examples of activities I have seen help patients with PSP. Contact me at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi for more specific ideas. ...Read more
Unlikely: Though anesthetics do have an effect on the brain, it is unlikely that they would cause this problem. The anesthetics that we use can decrease blood flow to certain areas of the brain, so they might unmask a pre-existing psp, but again that is speculation. I would talk to your neurologist about this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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