Abnormalities of gaze in cerebrovascular disease.
Disorders of ocular motility may occur after injury at several levels of the neuraxis. Unilateral supranuclear disorders of gaze tend to be transient; bilateral disorders more enduring. Nuclear disorders of gaze also tend to be enduring and are frequently present in association with long tract signs and cranial nerve palsies on opposite sides of the body. Nystagmus is a reliable sign of posterior fossa or peripheral eight nerve pathology. Familiarity with these concepts may help the clinician answer questions regarding localization and prognosis.
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