Cranial mononeuropathy III – diabetic type : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Diabetic third nerve palsy, Pupil-sparing third cranial nerve palsy

Definition

Cranial mononeuropathy III is a complication of diabetes that involves double vision and eyelid drooping.

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Cranial mononeuropathy III – diabetic type is a mononeuropathy, which means that only one nerve is damaged. It involves the third cranial (oculomotor) nerve, which is one of the cranial nerves that controls eye movement. This type of damage usually occurs with diabetic neuropathy.

Cranial mononeuropathy III is the most common cranial nerve disorder in people with diabetes.

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Central nervous system and peripheral nervous system

The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves.


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.

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