Diabetic third nerve palsy; Pupil-sparing third cranial nerve palsy
There is no specific treatment to correct the nerve injury.
Treatments may include:
Some people may recover without treatment.
Many patients get better over 3 - 6 months, although some have permanent eye muscle weakness.
Call your health care provider if you have double vision and it doesn't go away in a few minutes, especially if you also have eyelid drooping.
Baloh RW. Neuro-ophthalmology. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 450.
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