Periodic saccadic oscillations and tinnitus

Lawrence Tychsen, Edward J. Engelken, Everett J. Austin

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A man with essential hypertension developed stereotyped cycles of oscillopsia and bilateral “sparking” tinnitus. Eye movement recordings showed cycles of disconjugate opsoclonus, square-wave jerks, and saccadic dynamic overshoot disrupting stable fixation. Neuroimaging studies were normal. We postulate a lesion episodically disturbing saccade-related neurons and central auditory neurons in the pons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-551
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1990


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