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Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia

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A condition characterized mainly by a loss of the muscle functions involved in eye and eyelid movement

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Signs and symptoms most commonly include ophthalmoplegia and ptosis

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The signs and symptoms typically begin in young adults between the ages of 18 and 40

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Some affected individuals also have general weakness of the skeletal muscles (myopathy), which may be especially noticeable during exercise

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The condition may be unilateral or bilateral. Muscle weakness may also cause dysphagia

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