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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Nov;67(11):1898-1900. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_216_19.

Acute isolated medial rectus palsy due to infarction as a result of hypercoagulable state: A case report and literature review.

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1
Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
2
Guru Hasti Chikitsalya, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Abstract

Isolated medial rectus palsy in an otherwise healthy individual is a very rare entity. However, this may point towards underlying systemic pathology. This is a case report of an otherwise healthy young adult male who presented with sudden onset non-progressive blurring of vision in right eye. A series of investigations were performed and the patient was diagnosed to have a rheumatological disorder. Isolated muscle palsies in young patient may be masking a systemic disorder and needs to be evaluated thoroughly.

KEYWORDS:

Isolated medial rectus palsy; mid-brain infarct; pupil sparing third nerve palsy; strabismus

PMID:
31638068
DOI:
10.4103/ijo.IJO_216_19

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There are no conflicts of interest.

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