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Cranial mononeuropathy VI

  • Alternative Names

    Abducens palsy; Lateral rectus palsy; Vith nerve palsy; Cranial nerve VI palsy


    If your health care provider diagnoses swelling or inflammation of, or around the nerve, medications called corticosteroids will be used.

    Sometimes, the condition may disappear without treatment. People with diabetes may benefit from close control of blood sugar levels.

    Until the nerve heals, wearing an eye patch will relieve double vision.

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    Expectations (prognosis)

    Treating the cause may improve the condition. Most people in whom no cause is found recover completely.


    Complications may include permanent vision changes.

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have double vision.