Diabetic neuropathy can affect nerves to individual muscles. The result is a sudden inability to move or use those muscles, called mononeuropathy. These disorders are believed to originate as a result of a sudden closing of a blood vessel supplying the nerve. The clinical picture depends on which nerve or nerves are affected. For example, if one of the nerves to the eyeball is damaged, the patient can't turn his eye to the side that nerve is on. If a nerve to the face is affected, the eyelid may droop or the smile on one side of the face may be flat. The patient with mononeuropathy can have trouble with vision or problems with hearing. Focusing the eye may not be possible. There's no specific treatment for mononeuropathy, but fortunately the disorder goes away on its own after several months.
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