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1 Bilateral riMLF syndrome causing vertical saccadic palsy and loss of ipsitorsional fast phasesThis is a 60-year-old man who developed fatigue and diabetes insipidus about 12 months prior to this video, and MRI demonstrated hypothalamic enhancement at that time. Nine months prior to this video, he gradually noticed that he was unable to look down. Work-up for ischemic, infectious, inflammator...Midbrain OMS; Downgaze Palsy; Upgaze Palsy; Vertical Gaze Palsy; Abnormal Saccades; Normal Pursuit
2 Central (Nuclear) 3rd Nerve PalsiesShown here are two patients with left sided midbrain pathology (hemorrhage and ischemia) which caused damage to the 3rd nucleus. Both of the patients have ipsilateral mydriasis, adduction, supra- and infraduction paresis. Ipsilateral>contralateral ptosis is also present, and localizes to the central...Range of eye movements/motility abnormal; Third nuclear; Upgaze palsy; Downgaze palsy; Mesencephalon; Jerk nystagmus; Rotary nystagmus
3 Ocular Motor Signs in Early Progressive Supranuclear PalsyThis is a 64-year old man who experienced imbalance and falls (usually backwards) for the last 6 months. He experienced difficulty navigating stairs and had become a messy eater (thought to be in large part due to his vertical gaze palsy), and had developed hypophonia. Exam demonstrated square wave ...Abnormal Saccades; Abnormal Convergence; Abnormal Pursuit; Abnormal Range; Abnormal VORS; Vertical Gaze Palsy; Downgaze Palsy; OMS Mesencephalon
4 Ocular motor signs in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)This is a 65-yo-woman complaining of imbalance and double vision. She had significant convergence insufficiency (and would close her right eye with near viewing), providing an explanation for her diplopia. Convergence insufficiency is very common with parkinsonism. She had bradykinesia and rigidity,...Abnormal Pursuit, Abnormal Range, Upgaze Palsy, Downgaze Palsy, Mesencephalon, Square Wave Jerks
5 Test Your Knowledge - Vertical Saccadic Palsy Due to Bilateral riMLF InfarctionsThis is a 30-year-old who was found minimally responsive on the lounge floor of an ice skating rink. He was brought to the ED, where he had a GCS score of 8 (where 15 is normal) for poor responsiveness. His ocular motor exam is shown in the video. Regarding Finding #1, which of the following is fals...Abnormal Saccades; Normal Optokinetic; Abnormal Range; Vertical Gaze Palsy; Upgaze Palsy; Downgaze Palsy; Mesencephalon; Ocular Motor
6 Vertical gaze palsy and saccadic intrusions due to anti-Ri from head and neck carcinomaA 55-yo- woman was admitted for imbalance and double vision. Three weeks prior to presentation she first noticed swelling on the right side of her face and neck. CT of the head and neck showed right-sided cervical adenopathy and enlarged left retropharyngeal node. Ultrasound- guided biopsy of the n...OMS Mesencephalon, Square Wave Jerks, Upgaze Palsy, Downgaze Palsy, Abnormal Range, Skew, Vertical Gaze Palsy
7 riMLF Syndrome from Artery of Percheron StrokeThis is a 65-yo-man who suffered the abrupt onset of loss of consciousness followed by difficulty looking down. MRI showed bilateral rostral midbrain strokes in the distribution of the artery of Percheron. He could not initiate downward saccades and had fair upward saccades. However, downward vestib...Saccades abnormal; Vestibulo-ocular reflex and head impulse testing normal; Pursuit normal; Vertical gaze palsy; Downgaze palsy; Mesencephalon
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