Sixth nerve palsy

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Sixth nerve palsy

Sixth nerve palsy is a nerve disorder due to damage of the sixth cranial nerve. The disorder prevents some of the muscles that control eye movement from working properly. Affected people cannot turn the eye outwards toward the ear. Other signs and symptoms may include double vision, headaches, and pain around the eye. Sixth nerve palsy may be caused by many things, including stroke, brain aneurysm, diabetic neuropathy, trauma, infections, inflammation, tumors, migraine headaches or intracranial pressure. Eye patches, glasses, corticosteroids, and/or botulinum toxin may be used to ease symptoms. Some people may not need any treatment, while others may need surgery.
 

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The terms "Sixth nerve palsy" returned 37 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Varicella vasculopathy and chronic suppurative otitis media: Differential diagnosis for isolated sixth nerve palsy.
 

Author(s): N Venugopal

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct;63(10):806.

 

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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The diagnostic yield of neuroimaging in sixth nerve palsy--Sankara Nethralaya Abducens Palsy Study (SNAPS): Report 1.
 

Author(s): Akshay Gopinathan Nair, Selvakumar Ambika, Veena Olma Noronha, Rashmin Anilkumar Gandhi

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Oct;62(10):1008-12.

 

The aim was to assess the etiology of sixth nerve palsy and on the basis of our data, to formulate a diagnostic algorithm for the management in sixth nerve palsy.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Multiple sclerosis causing a partial sixth nerve palsy.
 

Author(s): Kinan Muhammed, Joanna Ball

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Last Updated: 30 Sep 2014

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