What is it?

Brown syndrome, also known as superior oblique tendon sheath syndrome, is a rare eye condition that affects the movement of the eye. The condition occurs when the superior oblique tendon, which controls the movement of the eye, becomes restricted or inflamed.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of Brown syndrome include limited eye movement in an upward direction, double vision, eye pain, and a decrease in visual acuity. The severity of the symptoms can vary depending on the degree of restriction or inflammation of the tendon.


Diagnosis of Brown syndrome is typically made by an ophthalmologist after a thorough eye examination. The doctor will assess eye movement, check for double vision, and may perform imaging tests, such as an MRI, to confirm the diagnosis.


Treatment for Brown syndrome depends on the severity of the condition. In mild cases, no treatment may be required, and the condition may resolve on its own. In more severe cases, the doctor may recommend eye exercises or the use of prism glasses to alleviate double vision. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to release the restricted tendon.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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