26. August 2011 04:20
Opthalmoparesis is a serious ailment affecting the eyes that can cause obstruction in free movement of the eyes. There may be partial or complete paralysis of the muscular group that is responsible for controlling the eyes. In certain cases, the disease may only be restricted to a single eye while in others; it may be present in both the eyes. There are several causes that can be identified for the progression of this disease. Some of them have been mentioned below:
- The most likely cause for this ailment determined by most eye doctors is the deficiency of vitamin B12. This is the most important vitamin required for production of red blood cells in the body. A deficiency of this vitamin means that the body may not be getting sufficient quantities of this vitamin or there may be a failure of the mechanism required for its effective absorption.
- Another probable cause for the development of this disease is the presence of Aarskog Syndrome which is a hereditary ailment related to abnormalities that may show up in areas like the hands, face or genital parts. There is an indirect and well established relation between this ailment and Ophthalmoparesis.
Some of the symptoms that can help identify Ophthalmoparesis at an early stage include other ailments that are associated with the presence of this disease. Anyone suffering from any of the following afflictions should be prescribed a test for this disease as well as there is a high likelihood of its presence:Brainstem tumors.
- Supranuclear Palsy
- Artery stroke
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Pituitary stroke
There is no known cure for this disease till date although certain things can be done to reduce its intensity. Vitamin E therapy is usually practiced on patients suffering from this disease in order to bring about a reduction in the symptoms of the ailment. There are also different surgeries that may be prescribed in order to correct the drop in the eyelids that is a well known side effect of this disease. There is however no permanent cure that can help root out this disease completely.
For complete information on eyecare, please contact Killeen Eyecare Center. You can contact us at 254-634-7805.
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