Lid nystagmus as a sign of intrinsic midbrain disease

Michael C. Brodsky, Frederick A. Boop

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A 6-year-old boy with signs and symptoms of ocular myasthenia gravis had lid nystagmus evoked by horizontal gaze. MR imaging demonstrated an intrinsic midbrain lesion, which was diagnosed by biopsy as a low-grade astrocytoma. In the setting of ocular myasthenia gravis, the finding of lid nystagmus may serve as a useful clinical sign of intrinsic midbrain disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1995


  • Lid nystagmus
  • Midbrain tumor
  • Ocular myasthenia
  • Ophthalmoplegia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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