Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Total Ophthalmoplegia – A Series of Case Reports

Sujit Das
Department of Ophthalmology, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institution of Medical Science (ANIIMS), Port Blair, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Sujit Das (MS)
Department of Ophthalmology, 
JNU Medical College & Research Centre, 
Jaipur, Rajasthan-302017, India
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Received: 15-AUG-2019 Accepted: 06-DEC-2019 Published Online: 09-MAY-2020

Total ophthalmoplegia is defined as total paralysis of all the muscles of the eye, which in turn results in ptosis, immobility of the eye, dilated non reacting pupil and total loss of accommodation. In this case series the fungal sinusitis and total ophthalmoplegia case ultimately presented with auto evisceration of the crystalline lens, whereas the detailed ophthalmic evaluation finally diagnosed the case of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The prognosis of fungal sinus infection, nasopharyngeal and maxillary carcinoma is always bad and a high index of suspicion is essential in such cases to reach the final diagnosis.

Keywords :Ophthalmoplegia, total ophthalmoplegia, painful ophthalmoplegia, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and eye manifestation, sinoorbital aspergillosis, maxillary carcinoma & eye manifestation

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