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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is tolosa hunt syndrome?

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by severe headaches behind the eyes, decreased and painful eye movements usually only in one eye. The exact cause is unknown, but could be associated with inflammation of certain areas behind the eye.

Symptoms of tolosa hunt syndrome

  • Eyeballs cannot move properly, and cannot look in a certain direction

  • Double vision

  • Drooping eyelids

  • Eye pain

  • Headache affecting one side of my head

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

  • Headache

  • Pain at the back of the eye

Questions your doctor may ask to check for tolosa hunt syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose tolosa hunt syndrome

  • Do you have problems moving your eyes in a specific direction?

  • Do you have double vision?

  • Do you have drooping of the eyelid(s) that sometimes cover part of the eye?

  • Do you have eye pain?

  • Do you have pain on only one side of you head?

Treatment for tolosa hunt syndrome

Patients with Tolosa Hunt syndrome usually respond well to anti-inflammatories like corticosteroids, although permanent eye movement problems may remain. Relapse can occur in about 40% of successfully treated patients.

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