Myasthenia Gravis Treatment
Your ophthalmologist will work with a neurologist to help determine the best treatment. The treatment will depend on several things, including the affected muscles and how weak these muscles are.
Treatment may include one or more of the following:
- medicines that help improve transmission between nerves and muscles and increase muscle strength
- medicines that improve muscle strength by suppressing the production of abnormal antibodies
- a surgery to remove the thymus gland if your doctors think it may be playing a role.
- plasmapheresis. This removes abnormal antibodies from the blood and replaces them with normal cells.
- intravenous immune globulin. This is a medicine that can add antibodies from donated blood.
Physical therapy and learning new coping skills may help to improve daily life.