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Question:
I had a stroke in July 2011. I can see but cannot move my eyeballs. Is there any treatment for this?

Answer:
Unfortunately, if you had a stroke affecting the brainstem and the third nerve, there is little that can be done to improve your ocular motility. Perhaps over time the neural innervation will improve. In the meantime, your Eye M.D. can fit you for prisms or even suggest strabismus surgery so that your eyes are aligned in primary case.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: Eye Conditions, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Jul 01, 2013

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