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Eight Syndrome: Horizontal Gaze Palsy Plus Ipsilateral Seventh Nerve Palsy

Green, Kemar E., DO; Rastall, David P. W., PhD; Eggenberger, Eric R., DO

Section Editor(s): McCulley, Timothy J. MD

doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000651
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Abstract: A 62-year-old woman developed a right horizontal gaze palsy and ipsilateral facial nerve palsy due to a right pontine tegmentum infarct. This constitutes a forme fruste of the eight-and-a-half syndrome that we have termed the eight syndrome.

Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology (KEG), Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; College of Osteopathic Medicine (DPWR), Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; and Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology (ERE), Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Address correspondence to Kemar E. Green, DO, Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Michigan State University Clinical Center, Michigan State University, A-217, 804 Service Road, East Lansing, MI 48824; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2018 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society