Ocular Motility Disorders Due to Cerebellar Disease
David S Zee, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
Saccade, Nystagmus, Pursuit, Cerebellum, Skew
The cerebellum plays a central role in the control of every type of eye movements It has both immediate, on-line functions to make each individual movement accurate, and long-term, adaptive functions to keep ocular motor responses correctly calibrated for optimal motor behavior. Here we take an anatomical approach to the types of eye movement disorders that appear with lesions within specific parts of the cerebellum. We present a summary diagram to aid in the localization of eye movement disorders associated with cerebellar disease.
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah