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May 1977

Vertical Saccadic Velocity Determination in Superior Oblique Palsy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine (Dr Rosenbaum), and the Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, Calif (Dr Carlson and Ms Gaffney).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(5):821-823. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450050099011

• Vertical saccadic velocities were measured in various horizontal gaze positions in patients with known superior oblique weakness and compared to similar measurements in a normal control group. Marked slowing of the down saccade in the adducted position occurred in the patients with superior oblique weakness and not in the controls. This suggests that it is possible to differentiate oblique and rectus function by saccadic velocity analysis.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:821-823, 1977)