Oculomotor nerve palsy

Dr Craig Hacking and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

An oculomotor nerve palsy results in weakness of the muscles supplied by the oculomotor nerve, namely the superior rectus, inferior rectus, medial rectus, inferior oblique, and levator palpebrae superioris muscles. This leads clinically to an eye that is "down and out".


It has numerous possible aetiologies which can be divided according to which portion of the nerve is affected:

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