Blink-saccade synkinesis

David S. Zee, Fred C. Chu, R. John Leigh, Peter J. Savino, Norman J. Schatz, Douglas B. Reingold, David G. Cogan

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We studied two patients who could make saccades of normal velocity and amplitude only in association with a simultaneous blink. In one patient, the initiation of saccades was also facilitated by blinks. Both patients had signs of cerebellar or brainstem dysfunction, suggesting a posterior fossa localization for blink facilitation of saccadic velocity and amplitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1233-1236
Number of pages4
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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