Congenital double elevator palsy in identical twins

J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1990 Mar;10(1):32-4.


A left-sided double elevator palsy in identical twins born prematurely is presented, the first such report in twins. The aetiology of this condition is considered, and given the preservation of Bell's phenomenon and the absence of hypotropia in the primary position, the possibility that this may represent a supranuclear defect is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diseases in Twins*
  • Eye Movements
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Ophthalmoplegia / congenital*
  • Ophthalmoplegia / diagnosis
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity / diagnosis
  • Twins*
  • Twins, Monozygotic*