Saccadic eye movements and conduction movements were studied by means of an electro-oculographic recording in a group of 14 patients with cerebellar diseases. 10 patients presented a picture of cerebellar atrophy and 4 had been subjected to surgical operation for cerebellar neoplasias. The loss of the advantage of the conduction system and the metrical changes of the saccades were the most obvious anomalies. The dysmetria was related to the amplitude of the movement and to the sector of the perimeter in which the movement was made (movements made in the more eccentric sectors of the perimeter were found to be those most affected). In patients with olivo-ponto-cerebellar atrophy, a tendency for slower saccades to appear was noted. There is a discussion of the significance clinically and physiopathologically of these results with particular reference to the hereditary ataxia of Wadia and Swaami.
|Translated title of the contribution||Changes of ocular motility in cerebellar pathology|
|Title of host publication||RIV. ITAL. ELETTROENCEFALOGR. NEUROFISIOL.|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1978|
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