Is there a role for optokinetic nystagmus testing in contemporary orthoptic practice? Old tricks and new perspectives

Eleni Papanagnu, Michael C. Brodsky

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Abstract

Optokinetic nystagmus is a physiological oscillation of the eyes that requires intact development of motion perception, pursuit function, and saccadic function to be smoothly executed. Neuro- ophthalmological disorders often produce distinct perturbations in optokinetic responses that can be used to unmask the clinical diagnosis. With the advent of modern neuroimaging, optokinetic testing has slowly become a lost art in clinical examination. The purpose of this paper is to review the conditions wherein optokinetic testing provides a critical neurodiagnostic role, and to revitalize interest in this simple and valuable clinical tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Orthoptic Journal
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Aberrant regeneration of the oculomotor nerve
  • Chiasmal lesion
  • Congenital ocular motor apraxia
  • Ddorsal midbrain syndrome
  • Homonymous hemianopia
  • Infantile nystagmus
  • Internuclear ophthalmoplegia
  • Optokinetic nystagmus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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