What Is Ocular Myasthenia Gravis?

Q:
What is ocular myasthenia gravis?

A:
Ocular myasthenia gravis is a subtype of myasthenia gravis where muscle weakness is confined to the eyes.

A large proportion of patients with systemic myasthenia tend to have ocular symptoms either at presentation or during the later course of the disease.

To diagnose the disease, your doctor may let you have several tests, including:

  • Sleep test
  • Ice test
  • Edrophonium test
  • Imaging test

Key word: ocular myasthenia; ocular myasthenia gravis.

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