Oculomotor Nerve Diseases (Oculomotor Nerve Palsy)

Diseases of the oculomotor nerve or nucleus that result in weakness or paralysis of the superior rectus, inferior rectus, medial rectus, inferior oblique, or levator palpebrae muscles, or impaired parasympathetic innervation to the pupil. With a complete oculomotor palsy, the eyelid will be paralyzed, the eye will be in an abducted and inferior position, and the pupil will be markedly dilated. Commonly associated conditions include neoplasms, CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA, ischemia (especially in association with DIABETES MELLITUS), and aneurysmal compression. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p270)
Also Known As:
Oculomotor Nerve Palsy; Palsy, Oculomotor Nerve; Third-Nerve Palsy; Oculomotor Nerve Disorders; Oculomotor Nerve Paralysis; Oculomotor Neuropathy; Partial Third-Nerve Palsy; Third Cranial Nerve Diseases; Third-Nerve Paralysis; Total Third-Nerve Palsy; Nerve Disease, Oculomotor; Nerve Diseases, Oculomotor; Nerve Disorder, Oculomotor; Nerve Disorders, Oculomotor; Nerve Palsies, Oculomotor; Nerve Palsy, Oculomotor; Nerve Paralyses, Oculomotor; Nerve Paralysis, Oculomotor; Neuropathies, Oculomotor; Neuropathy, Oculomotor; Oculomotor Nerve Disease; Oculomotor Nerve Disorder; Oculomotor Nerve Palsies; Oculomotor Nerve Paralyses; Oculomotor Neuropathies; Palsies, Oculomotor Nerve; Palsies, Partial Third-Nerve; Palsies, Third-Nerve; Palsies, Total Third-Nerve; Palsy, Partial Third-Nerve; Palsy, Third-Nerve; Palsy, Total Third-Nerve; Paralyses, Oculomotor Nerve; Paralyses, Third-Nerve; Paralysis, Oculomotor Nerve; Paralysis, Third-Nerve; Partial Third Nerve Palsy; Partial Third-Nerve Palsies; Third Nerve Palsy; Third Nerve Paralysis; Third-Nerve Palsies; Third-Nerve Palsies, Partial; Third-Nerve Palsies, Total; Third-Nerve Palsy, Partial; Third-Nerve Palsy, Total; Third-Nerve Paralyses; Total Third Nerve Palsy; Total Third-Nerve Palsies; Cranial Nerve III Diseases
Networked: 131 relevant articles (9 outcomes, 4 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Blindness (Hysterical Blindness)
2. Strabismus (Squint)
3. Paralysis (Palsy)
4. Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
5. Brain Ischemia (Cerebral Ischemia)


1. Lee, Andrew G: 2 articles (02/2013 - 03/2002)
2. Takahashi, Akira: 1 article (11/2015)
3. Shizukawa, Hirohiko: 1 article (11/2015)
4. Shimohama, Shun: 1 article (11/2015)
5. Fujikura, Mai: 1 article (11/2015)
6. Yokokawa, Kazuki: 1 article (11/2015)
7. Kim, Sung-Hee: 1 article (07/2015)
8. Park, So-Hee: 1 article (07/2015)
9. Kim, Ji-Soo: 1 article (07/2015)
10. Choe, Ji-Young: 1 article (07/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Oculomotor Nerve Diseases:
1. SiliconesIBA
2. Vinblastine (Vinblastine Sulfate)FDA Link
3. SteroidsIBA
4. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Dacarbazine (DIC)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Bleomycin (Blenoxane)FDA LinkGeneric
7. rituximab (Mabthera)FDA Link
8. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)IBA
9. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin)IBA
10. Alprostadil (Muse)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Decompression
2. Sutures (Suture)
3. Traction
4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
5. Intraocular Lens Implantation