Abstract • Eighteen patients (21 eyes) with superior oblique palsy had vertical saccadic velocity measurements in primary gaze, adduction, and abduction. No noticeable difference was found when upward saccades were compared with downward saccades in all fields of gaze. Thus, saccadic velocity studies would not be helpful in the diagnosis of superior oblique palsy. References 1. Metz HS, Scott AB, O'Meara D, et al: Ocular saccades in lateral rectus palsy . Arch Ophthalmol 1970;84:453-460.Crossref 2. Metz HS: Third nerve palsy: Saccadic velocity studies . Ann Ophthalmol 1973;5:526-528. 3. Metz HS: Double elevator palsy . Arch Ophthalmol 1979;97:901-903.Crossref 4. Rosenbaum AL, Carlson MR, Gaffney R: Vertical saccadic velocity determination in superior oblique palsy . Arch Ophthalmol 1977;95:821-823.Crossref 5. Boeder P: The cooperation of extraocular muscles . Am J Ophthalmol 1961;51:469-481. 6. Magoon EH, Scott AB: Relationship of muscle force to ocular rotation and saccadic velocity. Read before the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Fla, May 2, 1982. 7. Scott AB: Strabismus: Muscle forces and innervations , in Lennestrand G, Bach y Rita P (eds): Basic Mechanisms of Ocular Motility and Their Clinical Implications . New York, Pergamon Press, 1975, pp 181-191.
Archives of Ophthalmology – American Medical Association
Published: May 1, 1984