Ocular bobbing: The myth of its localizing value

E. Peter Bosch, Stephen S. Kennedy, Carol A. Aschenbrener

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Ocular bobbing is a distinctive eye movement disorder seen in patients with pontine dysfunction. The typical phenomenon consists of abrupt, spontaneous downward jerks of the eyes with a slow return to the midposition in association with paralysis of spontaneous and reflex horizontal eye movements. Bobbing was present in a patient with acute cerebellar hemorrhage in whom no intrapontine lesions could be demonstrated. The myth that this sign is specific for intrapontine destruction has to be abandoned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-953
Number of pages5
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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