Improvement of apraxia of eyelid opening by wearing goggles

Lancet. 2000 Oct 21;356(9239):1413. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02851-8.


Apraxia of eyelid opening (ALO) is a non-paralytic motor abnormality characterised by difficulty in initiating the act of eyelid opening without blepharospasm. We found that wearing goggles improved the difficulty of opening eyes in two patients with ALO with parkinsonism. Wearing goggles is a simple method for improving daily life in patients with ALO.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Apraxias / complications
  • Apraxias / therapy*
  • Eye Protective Devices*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Parkinson Disease / complications