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Is chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia fatal? If so, what is the life expectancy? See answer
I would like to learn more about chronic progressive external opthalmoplegia, particularly how it can be treated. Also does the rate of progression vary from person to person? What is the typical prognosis (long term outlook) for people with this condition? Can chronic progressive external opthalmoplegia affect facial muscles as well? See answer