Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1979 Jun;18(6):622-9.

Slow build-up of optokinetic nystagmus associated with downbeat nystagmus.

Abstract

Eye movement recordings in two patients with downbeat nystagmus demonstrated an unusual finding of severely impaired smooth pursuit and relatively unimpaired optokinetic nystagmus (OKN). OKN was characterized by a remarkable, slow build-up of slow-component velocity, similar to that found in afoveate animals. Optokinetic after-nystagmus (OKAN), or transient persistence of nystagmus after cessation of visual stimulation, typical of the optokinetic response of normal human subjects, was also preserved in these patients. These observations suggest that the normal contribution of smooth pursuit to the ocular motor response to rotation of the visual environment can be selectively removed by a lesion at the level of the craniocervical junction.

PMID:
447461
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk