Traumatic oculomotor nerve palsies can result in aberrant regeneration / synkinesis which impairs normal facial function. In this paper, the authors retrospectively reviewed the records of 16 patients with traumatic oculomotor nerve palsies who were treated with or without steroids. The aim was to evaluate the rates of aberrant regeneration and synkinesis among this patient group and investigate the effect of steroids. They found overall rates of aberrant regeneration to be similar between the two groups, although the authors acknowledge that this study has limitations. Limitations include its retrospective design, small number of patients, variable steroid doses between patients and variable follow-up periods. Further studies are required to further knowledge on the role of steroids in the management of traumatic oculomotor nerve palsies.

Steroids in the management of synkinesis after traumatic oculomotor palsy in India.
MacIntosh PW, Shah V.
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Claire Howard

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK.

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