n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - An overview of the third, fourth and sixth cranial nerve palsies

Volume 31, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Cranial nerve III (CN III) innervates the superior, inferior, medial recti and the inferior oblique muscles. It also innervates the levator palpebrae superioris and carries with it the parasympathetic innervations to the pupil. Involvement of CN III will produce a symptom complex that involves one or several of these muscles and usually results in double vision

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