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December 1930

THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM CONTROL OF THE OCULAR MOVEMENTS AND THE DISTURBANCES OF THIS MECHANISM

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;4(6):885-910. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810140097007
Abstract

DISTURBANCES OF OCULAR MOVEMENT CAUSED BY INTERFERENCE WITH THE NUCLEI AND INTRA-AXIAL COURSE OF THE OCULOMOTOR NERVES

The disturbances of eye movement dependent on interference with the nuclei or the intra-axial course of the oculomotor nerves present similar evidence to that discoverable in lesions affecting the extraneural course of the oculomotor nerves. The results of these lesions may be of all kinds and combinations. The nuclei may be completely or incompletely involved, either bilaterally or unilaterally, and any one or more or all of the six oculomotor nuclei may be implicated.

The disturbances produced by lesions of the root fibers within the brain stem are similar to those caused by lesions affecting the nuclei. On account of the divergence of the root fibers from each other, the evidence of intra-axial involvement is much less apt to be bilateral, and such lesions are more apt to be limited to a

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