Opsoclonus is characterized by rapid bursts of involuntary, multidirectional, saccades without an intersaccadic interval. Three types of opsoclonus that occur in infancy have been identified, 2 of which are associated with a systemic or neurologic condition. The third is a benign condition that occurs transiently in healthy neonates and preterm babies. We report a case of 2 healthy twins who presented with transient opsoclonus, which was confined only to the vertical plane and manifested only in a supine position. Opsoclonus disappeared when the cheek was tapped. These eye movements began at 3 months and completely resolved by 6 months of age.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health