Range of Eye Movements and Evaluation for Nystagmus
Exam, Nystagmus, Range of Eye Movements
Daniel R. Gold, DO, Departments of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; David S. Zee MD, Departments of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Range: Assesses for motility deficit due to an ocular motor palsy, particularly if a posterior fossa localization is being considered; Nystagmus: Spontaneous nystagmus may or may not be noted and gaze-evoked nystagmus is common with posterior fossa lesions; nystagmus that is unidirectional in all directions of gaze can be peripheral or central; bidirectional nystagmus (changing direction on right versus left gaze) is central Instructional ocular motor examination procedures.
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