Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology:
doi: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e3181e08b20
Clinical Observations

Selective Saccadic Palsy After Cardiac Surgery

Kim, Eui-Jung MD; Oh, Sun-Young MD; Choi, Ha-Cheol MD; Shin, Byoung-Soo MD; Seo, Man-Wook MD; Choi, Jong-Bum MD

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We report a patient who showed a selective deficit of voluntary saccades and quick phases of nystagmus after cardiac surgery. Voluntary saccades in the horizontal plane were very slow, while vertical saccades, vestibular and optokinetic nystagmus, were absent. However, smooth pursuit, the vestibulo-ocular reflex, and the ability to hold steady eccentric gaze were preserved.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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