Complete Bilateral External Ophthalmoplegia

Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak and Robert B. Daroff

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Complete Bilateral External Ophthalmoplegia

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Complete bilateral external ophthalmoplegia is characterized by global weakness of the extraocular and levator muscles. It has a broad differential diagnosis, which varies depending on the tempo of onset. In this chapter, we review the approach to the patient with complete bilateral external ophthalmoplegia and discuss the common causes.

Chapter.  932 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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