To characterize muscle pathology in 3 cases affected by ocular myopathy with eyelid ptosis and upper facial weakness, but without ophthalmoplegia, light microscopy and ultrastructural study were performed on levator palpebrae, orbicularis oculi and deltoid muscle biopsies. While levator palpebrae proved uninformative because of the massive fibrous degeneration of muscle, orbicularis oculi biopsies showed histochemical and ultrastructural alterations indicating a mitochondrial involvement, resembling that reported in ocular mitochondrial myopathies (OMM). On the other hand very mild aspecific findings were observed in deltoid. We suggest that these cases with ocular myopathy and without ophthalmoplegia should be considered a partial or initial form of OMM.

Ocular myopathy without ophthalmoplegia can be a form of mitochondrial myopathy.

SICILIANO, GABRIELE;ROSSI, BRUNO;BEVILACQUA, GENEROSO
1992

Abstract

To characterize muscle pathology in 3 cases affected by ocular myopathy with eyelid ptosis and upper facial weakness, but without ophthalmoplegia, light microscopy and ultrastructural study were performed on levator palpebrae, orbicularis oculi and deltoid muscle biopsies. While levator palpebrae proved uninformative because of the massive fibrous degeneration of muscle, orbicularis oculi biopsies showed histochemical and ultrastructural alterations indicating a mitochondrial involvement, resembling that reported in ocular mitochondrial myopathies (OMM). On the other hand very mild aspecific findings were observed in deltoid. We suggest that these cases with ocular myopathy and without ophthalmoplegia should be considered a partial or initial form of OMM.
Siciliano, Gabriele; Viacava, P; Rossi, Bruno; Andreani, D; Muratorio, A; Bevilacqua, Generoso
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