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Myasthenia Gravis

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease which causes muscle fatiguability and weakness that fluctuates and worsens throughout the day. Symptoms improve with rest. Smaller muscles tend to be affected first, and larger muscles as well later as the disease progresses.

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How can Myasthenia Gravis
affect the eyes?

Ocular myasthenia gravis affects the muscles of the eye. These symptoms may include: ptosis (droopy eyelid) and double vision. Approximately 85% of patients presenting with only ocular signs will develop systemic myasthenia gravis (other muscles throughout the body) within 2 years of onset.

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How is Myasthenia
Gravis treated?

Typically Myasthenia Gravis is treated medically with oral medications. Some patients with myasthenia gravis have an enlarged thymus gland, and surgical removal of an enlarged thymus may improve the symptoms of myasthenia gravis.

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Call us or use our online form to get started by setting up your consultation in Austin, Texas. The team at Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery is here to provide you a thorough examination to determine if the cause of the double vision or droopy eyelid is due to Myasthenia Gravis.

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Dr. Ami Shah Vira

Neuro-Ophthalmology & Plastic Surgery

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