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Supranuclear Ocular Motor Systemsa 

Supranuclear Ocular Motor Systemsa
Chapter:
Supranuclear Ocular Motor Systemsa
Source:
Mayo Clinic Neurology Board Review
Author(s):

Paul W. Brazis

and Scott D. Eggers

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190214883.003.0012

Saccadic eye movements and nystagmus are 2 types of fast eye movements. Slow eye movements are smooth pursuit, vestibular, optokinetic, and vergence. Reflexive and voluntary conjugate eye movements incorporate cortical, subcortical (basal ganglia), and vestibulocerebellar input to the final common pathways of horizontal and vertical eye movements. This chapter reviews the anatomy and dysfunction of the supranuclear input to conjugate gaze.

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