Droopy Eyelids and Myotonic Dystrophy

Myotonic Dystrophy Droopy Eyelid Symptoms

Many of the individuals with myotonic dystrophy run into issues with Drooping Eyelids. Here is some information from Eyeptosis.com

Discover more about how myotonic dystrophy symptoms can cause drooping eyelid ptosis. Also, learn more about the eyelid ptosis or blepharoptosis, the causes of drooping eyelids, and the various methods of myotonic dystrophy treatment, as well. In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about these diseases, and some important information about these two conditions, as well.

The disorder known as ptosis of the eye can be caused by many contributing factors including, the condition of myotonic dystrophy, an allergy, botulism, a brain tumor, the onset of diabetes, bell’s palsy or other nerve problems that affect the face, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic migraine, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, a stroke, a stye, an abscess, an infection caused by bacteria, Cobra venom, eye or orbital tumor, and Horner syndrome. Other causes might also include other sources of nerve damage, aging, and a change in anatomy, recent eye surgery, nerve palsy, or trauma.

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Anesthesia in Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Case Report

Total intravenous anesthesia in a 10-month-old patient with congenital myotonic dystrophy undergoing endoscopic third ventriculostomy -A case report-

Abstract

Myotonic dystrophy is a rare genetic disorder characterized by muscle atrophy and weakness. Surgical treatment of this condition poses various problems for the anesthesiologist. We describe the anesthetic management of a 10-month-old infant with congenital myotonic dystrophy, who was scheduled for endoscopic third ventriculostomy under general anesthesia. Anesthesia was induced with thiopental sodium, fentanyl, and vecuronium, and thereafter maintained via continuous infusion of propofol and remifentanil. The train-of-four ratio was monitored throughout the operation, and muscle relaxation was reversed with pyridostigmine and glycopyrrolate at the end of the procedure. We show that total intravenous anesthesia using propofol and remifentanil is a satisfactory anesthetic technique in very young patients with congenital myotonic dystrophy.

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