Vestibular perception in patients with acquired ophthalmoplegia

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Authors

  • J A Shallo-Hoffmann
  • L Cassidy
  • T Okada
  • M Faldon
  • J F Acheson
  • A M Bronstein

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Using a perceptual technique it is shown that patients with chronic external ophthalmoplegia have shortened vestibular responses. It is postulated that this is secondary to the retinal image slip experienced by these patients during head movements and a useful compensatory mechanism to suppress motion-induced sickness and spatial disorientation.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1993-5
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume60
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003