To diagnose myasthenia gravis, your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) can conduct a number of tests, including:
• A blood test to look for abnormal antibodies;
• Neurological examination of your physical condition and mental skills;
• Repetitive nerve stimulation, which tests the electrical activity in your muscles; and
• Edrophonium injection testing, where a nerve stimulant called edrophonium chloride is administered to see if there is any temporary improvement in your muscle strength.