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July 1974

Abducting Nystagmus in the Medial Longitudinal Fasciculus (MLF) Syndrome—Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia (INO)

Author Affiliations

St. Louis; San Francisco; St. Louis
From the departments of otolaryngology, ophthalmology, and neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis (Drs. Stroud, Keltner, and Gay), and the Department of Ophthalmology, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco (Dr. Newman).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(1):2-5. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010006002

We have studied the influence of convergence on the eye movements of patients with the medial longitudinal fasciculus syndrome. The results indicate that the characteristic abducting nystagmus may be derived in part from the interaction of an intact convergence mechanism with an impaired mechanism for horizontal conjugate gaze.

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