Monocular elevation deficiency ("Double elevator" palsy): A cautionary note

Michael C. Brodsky, Virginia Karlsson

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Monocular elevation deficiency (or "double elevator" palsy) is a descriptive term denoting a congenital deficiency of monocular elevation that is equal in abduction and adduction. We describe a child with monocular elevation deficiency who displayed tethering and buckling of the central lower eyelid in downgaze. We caution that this manifestation of inferior rectus contracture can simulate impaired infraduction in the involved eye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-57
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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