Superior Division Paresis of the Oculomotor Nerve

John Guy, Peter J. Savino, Norman J. Schatz, Walter H. Cobbs, Arthur L. Day

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Five patients with isolated ptosis and a paresis of ocular elevation in abduction consistent with an isolated superior division III nerve palsy are reported. In all instances the III nerve appeared to be involved before its reported anatomic bifurcation into a superior and an inferior division, in the anterior cavernous sinus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-784
Number of pages8
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985



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  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Guy, J., Savino, P. J., Schatz, N. J., Cobbs, W. H., & Day, A. L. (1985). Superior Division Paresis of the Oculomotor Nerve. Ophthalmology, 92(6), 777-784.