The supranuclear ocular pathways are complex, but supranuclear motility disorders are common and result in predictable localizable deficits. Careful history and examination techniques allow for accurate diagnosis and will guide diagnostic testing. This chapter will discuss the basic organization of the supranuclear ocular motor system and cover the basic anatomy of cortical and brainstem pathways. Specific examination techniques, as well as common clinical scenarios, will be reviewed. Several relevant cases are included, along with videos on the CD-ROM accompanying this issue demonstrating the relevant deficits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-149
Number of pages22
JournalCONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2009


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