What is the role of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the development of diplopia?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019
  • Author: Fiona Costello, MD, FRCP; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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MS lesions in the brainstem may cause acquired ocular misalignment due to damage of the nuclei or fascicles of one of the three ocular motor nerves. Therefore, MS should be considered in any young individual presenting with painless acute- to subacute-onset diplopia.


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