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August 1986

Abnormal Spatial Localization in Patients With Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Evidence fnor the Presence of Proprioceptive Information

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Modena (Italy).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(8):1176-1177. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050200082055

• Patients with herpes zoster of the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve and normal ocular motility were examined. They were asked to point to targets without the sight of their own hand. Significant errors were found on the affected side. Proprioceptive information of the extraocular muscles is assumed to travel in the trigeminal nerve, and these results thus suggest the existence of peripheral afferent signals influencing eye-hand coordination.

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