ophthalmoplegia externa

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paralysis of the eye muscles. adj., adj ophthalmople´gic.
ophthalmoplegia exter´na paralysis of the extraocular muscles.
ophthalmoplegia inter´na paralysis of the iris and ciliary apparatus.
nuclear ophthalmoplegia that due to a lesion of nuclei of motor nerves of eye.
Parinaud's ophthalmoplegia Parinaud syndrome.
partial ophthalmoplegia that affecting some of the eye muscles.
progressive ophthalmoplegia gradual paralysis of all the eye muscles.
total ophthalmoplegia paralysis of all the eye muscles, both intraocular and extraocular.
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oph·thal·mo·ple·gi·a ex·ter·'na

paralysis affecting one or more of the extrinsic eye muscles.
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oph·thal·mo·ple·gi·a ex·ter·na

(of-thal'mō-plē'jē-ă eks-ter'nă)
Paralysis affecting one or more of the extrinsic eye muscles.
Synonym(s): external ophthalmoplegia.
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It was previously reported that up to 20% of patients with OPA1 mutations develop additional neuromuscular complications including deafness, ataxia, myopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and progressive external ophthalmoplegia [46].
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[13] All patients showed signs of external ophthalmoplegia, which was severe in two cases.
Miller Fisher's syndrome (MFS), which was originally described in 1956, is characterized by the triad of external ophthalmoplegia, cerebellar ataxia, and the absence of tendon re?exes.1 It is considered a variant form of Guillain-BarrACopyright syndrome (GBS) because half of patients with MFS eventually experience profound weakness.
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(10) The characteristic features of Australian TP included a prolonged prodrome of lethargy and weakness, ascending paralysis beginning in the right leg, external ophthalmoplegia, and constricted visual fields.
Clonal expansion of mitochondrial DNA with multiple deletions in autosomal dominant progressive external ophthalmoplegia. Ann Neurol 1996;40:707-13.
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