pursuit saccade

FREE subscriptions for doctors and students... click here
You have 3 more open access pages.

The prototype of abnormalities of the pursuit system of the eyes is the degradation of smooth tracking into a series of small saccades, traditionally called cogwheel eye movements, or, more precisely, saccadic pursuit.

Saccadic pursuit occurs bilaterally with - fatigue - inattention - decreased consciousness - diffuse brain disease - sedative or anti- convulsant drugs - if the fixation object is moved too quickly

It occurs unilaterally with deep occipito-parietal lobe lesions.

Last reviewed 01/2018

Links: