There is no specific treatment to correct the nerve injury.
Treatments may include:
- Close control of blood sugar levels
- Eye patch or prisms to reduce double vision
- Pain medications (analgesics)
- Surgery to correct eyelid drooping or eyes that are not aligned
Some people may recover without treatment.
Many patients get better over time, although some have permanent eye muscle weakness.
- Permanent eyelid drooping
- Permanent vision changes
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your health care provider if you have double vision and it doesn’t go away in a few minutes, especially if you also have eyelid drooping.
Review Date : 12/21/2009
Reviewed By : Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.