Q. What are the ways to treat ptosis in a diabetic patient?

Answered by
Dr. Aida Quka
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 07, 2019

Hello doctor,

55 years old male with complaint of ptosis on the right eye having diabetes for the past 10 to 12 years. FBS yesterday taken was 165 mg/dl. Ocular movement normal on left side but adduction limited in affected side. He is suspected to have third nerve palsy. What all medical intervention can be possible to get normal?

Dr. Aida Quka

Neurology
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I recommend performing a brain MRI. If normal (which means that is a peripheral nerve damage) I would recommend starting low dose Steroids for 20 days, Vitamin B complex supplements, Alpha lipoic acid 1200 mg daily. In case of pain in the eye, Gabapentin or Pregabalin can be helpful.


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