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The results included benign paroxysmal positional nystagmus (n=4), spontaneous nystagmus (n=42), position-induced nystagmus (n=41), optokinetic nystagmus (n=41) and gaze-evoked nystagmus (n=41).
As many as 65% have been reported to have interictal central eye movement abnormalities such as gaze-evoked nystagmus or impaired pursuit.
She had gaze-evoked nystagmus, past-pointing in the arms, and areflexic, flaccid, paralysed legs.
Presumably, this is due to partial occlusion of the adducting eye by the nasal bridge and should not be confused with end-point or gaze-evoked nystagmus.
In a recent study of oculomotor function in thirty patients with MSA, (8) excessive square-wave jerks were observed in 21 of the patients, a mild supranuclear gaze palsy in eight patients, a gaze-evoked nystagmus in 12 patients, a positioning down-beat nystagmus in 10 out of 25 patients, mild-moderate saccadic hypometria in 22 patients, impaired smooth pursuit movements in 28 patients, and reduced vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) suppression in 16 out of 24 patients.