- Edison WongAffiliated withCenter for Pain and Medical Rehab
Dysconjugate gaze is a failure of the eyes to turn together in the same direction.
Normal coordinated movements of the eyes produces conjugate gaze, in which the eyes are aligned for binocular 3-dimensional vision. Misalignment results in loss of this vision. With the visual axis of each eye fixated on a different point, diplopia (or double vision) usually results and may be perceived as a blurred image if the two images are very closely aligned. However, if the image from the weaker eye is suppressed by higher cortical centers, there is only one image with loss of visual acuity (or a blurred image).
Pathology usually resides either in the oculomotor muscles or their neuronal pathways including the medial longitudinal fasiculus, the paramedian pontine reticular formation, the medullary reticular formation, the superior colliculus, or the cranial nerves III, IV, or VI or their nuclei. It may res ...
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- Dysconjugate Gaze
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- Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology
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- 671. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Professor of Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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- 673. Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School
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- Edison Wong (4138)
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- 4138. Center for Pain and Medical Rehab, 33 Electric Avenue, Suite B03, 01420, Fitchburg, MA, USA
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