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Pediatric Cranial Nerve Palsies

What are cranial nerve palsies?

Certain cranial nerves (3, 4 and 6) control eye movement and function. Palsy means weakness or lack of function and palsies in these cranial nerves cause problems with eye function.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What causes cranial nerve palsies in children?

What are the symptoms of cranial nerve palsies in children?

How are cranial nerve palsies diagnosed in children?

What are the treatments for cranial nerve palsies in children?

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Meet the Providers Who Treat Cranial Nerve Palsy

Departments that Treat Cranial Nerve Palsies


The pediatric neuro-ophthalmology experts at Children's National Hospital offer advanced diagnosis and care for children with neurological eye and vision disorders.

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Our specialized pediatric ophthalmologists are experts at recognizing and treating complex eye conditions in infants and children.