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Here is a quick mnemonic “LESION to remember about Neurogenic Ptosis

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Neurogenic Ptosis : How To Remember Easily ?

  • L: Lesion can cause neurogenic ptosis, affecting eyelid muscles.
  • E: Examination of the pupil helps differentiate between causes.
  • S: Smaller pupil and full eye movements suggest Horner’s syndrome.
  • I: In oculomotor nerve palsy, the ptosis eye may have a larger or normal pupil.
  • O: Otherwise, if the pupil is normal but there are limitations in eye movements, it may indicate a pupil-sparing oculomotor nerve palsy.
  • N: Normal eye movements and pupils can occur with a lesion in the subnucleus of the oculomotor complex

Mnemonic : LESION

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