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Ocular myasthenia gravis.
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PMID:  23047171     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG), a localized form of myasthenia gravis clinically involving only the extraocular, levator palpebrae superioris, and orbicularis oculi muscles.
RECENT FINDINGS: Ocular manifestations can masquerade as a variety of ocular motility disorders, including central nervous system disorders and peripheral cranial nerve palsies. While sparing the pupils, the diagnosis and management can be challenging.
SUMMARY: Because several diagnostic and treatment options are available for OMG, clinicians must decide the sequence and combination based on the level of disease activity and patient disability.
Authors:
Michael S Vaphiades; M Tariq Bhatti; Robert L Lesser
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in ophthalmology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1531-7021     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011108     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  537-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
aDepartment of Ophthalmology bDepartment of Neurology cDepartment of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama dDepartments of Ophthalmology and Medicine (Division of Neurology), Duke University Eye Center and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina eDepartment of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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