Apraxia of Lid Opening Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 10, 2023
  • Author: Marta Ugarte, MBBS, PhD, DPhil, FRCOphth; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Failure to exclude significant underlying diseases or medications that may be associated with apraxia of lid opening may result in serious morbidity and even mortality from the associated condition. A neurologist should be consulted for evaluation for underlying disease.

Besides the main differential diagnosis (ie, blepharospasm), cerebral ptosis should be considered. [42]

Differential Diagnoses