Although the non hem. Although non hemorrhagic strokes generally are more common, neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (physiatrist) commonly treat and oversee rehab programs for this populatiion. I frequently care for patients with hemorrhagic strokes on our rehab unit.
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.
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.
Brainstem. Stroke in the area of the brain called brainstem can cause misalignment of the eye (s). There are parts of brainstem that control horizontal and vertical alignment. If damaged, they can cause hypo (one eye lower)- or hyper (one eye higher)- tropia.