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What causes Microvascular Cranial Nerve Palsy?

It is not always clear what causes the blockage in the tiny blood vessels to the cranial nerves. In some cases, diabetes or high blood pressure may be risk factors. In young patients, migraine may affect these tiny vessels. Occasionally there may also be a blocked vessel in the covering of the brain, which can be associated with pain around the eye. The nerves are not permanently injured, and over a period of six to 12 weeks, normal function should recover. If the double vision does not go away, it is very important to tell your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.).

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