Microvascular Cranial Nerve Palsy Treatment
Microvascular cranial nerve palsy (MCNP) goes away on its own. There is no way to shorten the amount of time it takes to recover from it. In the meantime, there are ways to help cope with your double vision. For instance, you can wear a patch on one of your eyes. This often helps reduce the symptoms of double vision. You can also try wearing prism glasses. Your ophthalmologist can explain how they help with double vision, and prescribe them for you.
If you have pain from MCNP, you might take an anti-inflammatory medicine such as ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®).
It is also important to make sure that your blood pressure and blood sugar levels are well controlled.
If your eye muscles do not recover fully on their own, your ophthalmologist may suggest you have eye muscle surgery.
It is very important to tell your doctor if your double vision does not go away or if you get new double vision symptoms.