Disorders of Eye-Head Coordination

  • David S. Zee


Clinically, the neuro-ophthalmologist usually assesses ocular motility by first instructing the patient to keep his head still and then examining eye movements. Of course, this technique is both useful and necessary but we usually forget that many eye movements, and especially those of large amplitudes, are naturally associated with head movements. Consequently, the neurological control signals to the neck and eye muscles frequently coincide and probably have many features — both functional and anatomical — in common.


Head Movement Head Position Head Rotation Mental Arithmetic Corrective Saccade 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David S. Zee
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology School of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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