Ocular Myasthenia Gravis Treatment

Ocular myasthenia gravis just affects the muscles that move the eyes and eyelids. The symptoms of ocular myasthenia gravis include double vision seeing two images instead of one, problem focusing, and drooping eyelids. Alternatively, generalized myasthenia gravis affects muscles all the way through the body. In addition to visual symptoms, generalized myasthenia gravis may cause problem speaking, problem swallowing, and weakness in the arms or legs.
Double vision that results from myasthenia gravis is most often treated by blocking the vision from one eye. Either an eye patch can be worn or scotch tape can be placed above one lens in the eyeglasses. If one eyelid is extremely droopy and blocks the vision in that eye, the double vision will not require a separate Myasthenia Gravis Alternative Treatment. Usually special glasses with prisms are not helpful because of the considerable fluctuation in the amount of double vision in patients with myasthenia gravis.