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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 249-252

Ocular myasthenia gravis: A case series


Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandra C Ganesh
C-2, Staff Quarters, Aravind Eye Hospital, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_83_20

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Aim: To report the clinical profile of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) at a tertiary eye care center in Tamil Nadu. Material and Methods: This is a retrospective case series of patients in a single center between February 2019 and March 2020. Result: We present a series of five cases of ocular myasthenia in the pediatric age group (0–16 years), comprising three males and two females. The patients had varied presentations on the initial examination. Conclusion: It is important to differentiate MG from other diagnostic mimics such as neurological causes such as cranial nerve palsy, myopathies, ocular pathologies, and neuromuscular junction pathologies such as botulism and brainstem tumors. Diagnosis and treatment of myasthenia is done as a team effort of ophthalmologist and neurologist. This study is to reinforce a vigilant lookout for this great masquerader.


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