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51 Downbeat (perverted) head shaking nystagmus in a patient with spontaneous torsional nystagmusThis is a 75-year-old woman with vascular risk factors who experienced abrupt onset imbalance and dizziness. Symptoms were maximal at onset, and she denied progression over 6 months. Clinically, it was felt that she had suffered a stroke, although an MRI one months later demonstrated an unremarkable...
52 Downbeat nystagmusThis is a 40-year-old man with 2 years of progressive ataxia and oscillopsia. On examination, he had downbeat nystagmus (DBN), an ocular motor finding that is usually (but not always) associated with flocculus/paraflocculus dysfunction, which causes overaction of the anterior canal (upward or anti-g...
53 Downbeat nystagmus and cerebellar atrophyThis is a 40-year-old man with 2 years of progressive ataxia and oscillopsia. On examination, he had downbeat nystagmus (DBN), an ocular motor finding that is usually (but not always) associated with flocculus/paraflocculus dysfunction, which causes overaction of the anterior canal (upward or anti-g...
54 Downbeat nystagmus and convergence spasmThis is a 60-yo-woman with vertical oscillopsia related to her downbeat nystagmus, and diplopia related to an intermittent esotropia. When the esotropia was present, with versions there were bilateral abduction deficits. With ductions and the vestibulo-ocular reflex, it was apparent that the range o...Image/MovingImage
55 Duane's syndrome type 3This is a 40-yo-woman seen in neurology clinic for a complaint unrelated to her eyes. On exam, there was impaired adduction and abduction OS. In adduction, there was narrowing of the palpebral fissure OS, a result of her globe retraction due to co-contraction of the medial and lateral rectus muscles...Image/MovingImage
56 Dynamic visual acuityAfter assessing static binocular visual acuity, dynamic visual acuity (DVA) is determined by repeating the test during horizontal and vertical head shaking at 2-3 Hz. Dynamic visual acuity is most important to test when bilateral vestibular loss is suspected. A loss of at least 4 lines is typical ...
57 Elliptical Pendular Nystagmus in MSThis is a 40-yo-woman with MS and bilateral optic nerve disease who presented with a year's long history of oscillopsia, which was related to elliptical pendular nystagmus. The appearance of elliptical nystagmus is the result of out of phase horizontal and vertical components. She had a variety of p...Image/MovingImage
58 ENG, VNG, & VOGElectronystagmography (ENG), and videonystagmography (VNG) or videooculography (VOG) are a collection of tests of eye movements that are performed either using surface electrodes around the eye (ENG) or with video goggles (VNG, VOG) (Figure 1). For all clinical intents and purposes, VNG and VOG ar...
59 Enhanced ptosis in Myasthenia GravisThis is a 20-yo-woman who presented with generalized weakness, ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. She had severe ptosis OU at baseline, but when one eyelid was manually elevated, there was marked enhanced ptosis of the opposite eyelid. This was in accordance with Hering's law of equal innervation of the le...Image/MovingImage
60 The episodic vestibular syndromeThis is a 55-year-old man with 6 months of episodic vertigo without clear triggers/provocative factors, with each of his 3 previous episodes lasting less than 5 minutes. While in the clinic, he had one of his typical vertigo attacks. There was initially 30 seconds of right-beating-torsional nystagmu...
61 Evaluation of auditory function using Rinne and Weber testsThe Rinne test is an assessment of auditory thresholds to air and bone conduction of sound. The Weber test is a comparison of bone conducted sound of either ear. Conductive hearing loss results in a loss of air conducted greater than bone conducted sound, whereas sensorineural hearing loss results...
62 Evaluation of ConvergenceThe assessment of convergence includes measuring alignment at near versus distance (see video, https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=187677), near point of convergence and convergence amplitude. Near point of convergence is assessed by bringing a fixation target toward the bridge of the patie...
63 Examples of patients with saccadic intrusions (square wave jerks)Seen here are patients with saccadic intrusions that do have an intersaccadic interval. Square wave jerks are commonly seen in degenerative conditions, mainly involving the posterior fossa (e.g., cerebellar degeneration) and basal ganglia (e.g., progressive supranuclear palsy).Image/MovingImage
64 Eye closure and oculopalatal tremorThis patient suffered a traumatic brain injury with brainstem injury resulting in damage to Mollaret's triangle and palatal tremor. Inferior olivary hypertrophy was noted on her MRI, although no vertical and/or torsional pendular nystagmus was present even when observing closely with the ophthalmosc...Image/MovingImage
65 Eye signs in infantile esotropia - latent nystagmus and inferior oblique overactionThis is a 25-yo-man with a history of amblyopia and intermittent eye crossing. On exam, he had a comitant 25 prism diopter esotropia, and other features of infantile (or congenital) esotropia including: latent nystagmus (right-beating nystagmus with occlusion of the left eye and left-beating nystagm...Image/MovingImage
66 Eyelid anatomySeen here are the major muscles of eyelid opening and closure. The levator palpebrae, which is innervated by the oculomotor nerve, inserts on the tarsus via the levator aponeurosis and directly on the skin of the upper eyelid. The superior tarsal muscle (also known as Muller's muscle, which is inner...
67 Eyelid retraction, pseudoabducens and upgaze palsy due to a mesodiencephalic hemorrhageThis is a 70-yo-man who suffered a right midline thalamic/rostral midbrain hemorrhagic stroke causing a pretectal (Parinaud's) syndrome. There was prominent eyelid retraction (Collier's sign), a left pseudo-abducens, and upgaze palsy with convergence retraction nystagmus. There was no light-near dis...Image/MovingImage
68 Gaze-evoked and centripetal nystagmus in Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseaseThis is a 65-year-old woman who experienced a progressive cerebellopathy over several months. Initially, she presented with mild gait imbalance and positional vertigo, and there was only apogeotropic positional nystagmus (more pronounced in supine roll test compared to Dix-Hallpike) with a very slig...
69 Gaze-evoked and rebound nystagmus in a cerebellar syndrome30-yo-man with the subacute onset of a cerebellar syndrome. After extensive evaluation and progression, it was thought that this represented an autoimmune process and there was some improvement with immunosuppression. He had a variety of cerebellar ocular motor findings, including gaze-evoked nystag...Image/MovingImage
70 The geotropic variant of horizontal canal BPPVThis is a patient with the geotropic (nystagmus beating towards the ground) variant of left horizontal canal (HC) benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). In a patient with geotropic (nystagmus beating towards the ground) HC BPPV, by rapidly moving from a sitting to a supine position with the he...
71 Head-Shaking NystagmusHead-shaking nystagmus: With a peripheral lesion, similar to vibration, transiently accentuates vestibular asymmetry when baseline VOR function is asymmetric, central patterns are well described and have localizing value (e.g., causing vertical nystagmus after horizontal head-shaking, horizontal nys...Image/MovingImage
72 Head-shaking nystagmus - a "central" patternEvaluating for nystagmus provoked by head-shaking, so-called head-shaking nystagmus (HSN), should be performed in all patients with complaints of dizziness or vertigo, regardless of the chronicity. The maneuver is performed by passively moving the head horizontally (can also be performed vertically)...
73 Head-Shaking-Induced Nystagmus Following Ramsay Hunt VestibulopathyThis is a 50-year-old man who experienced the abrupt onset of imbalance, dizziness and left-sided hearing loss 4 months prior to this examination. He was found to have herpetic vesicles in the left external auditory canal and diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. On exam (4 months after the onset), t...
74 HINTS exam and saccadic dysmetria in lateral medullary strokeThis is a 50-year-old who experienced the abrupt onset of prolonged vertigo following chiropractic therapy 2 months prior. Initial work-up included an MRI and MR angiogram - MR-diffusion weighted imaging showed an acute left lateral medullary stroke and left vertebral artery occlusion, which was tho...
75 Horizontal Canal - BPPV: BBQ Roll to treat the right sideTo treat right horizontal canal (HC)-BPPV (each position maintained for at least 30 seconds or until nystagmus and/or vertigo cease): • First the patient is placed in the long-sitting position • Then in a supine position with the head elevated 30 degrees • Then the patient's head (or whole bod...Image/MovingImage
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