Positional vertical opsoclonus: A transient phenomenon in normal healthy twins

Jyoti Matalia, Geethanjali J. Chillal, Michael C. Brodsky

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Opsoclonus is characterized by rapid bursts of involuntary, multidirectional, saccades without an intersaccadic interval. Three types of opsoclonus that occur in infancy have been identified, 2 of which are associated with a systemic or neurologic condition. The third is a benign condition that occurs transiently in healthy neonates and preterm babies. We report a case of 2 healthy twins who presented with transient opsoclonus, which was confined only to the vertical plane and manifested only in a supine position. Opsoclonus disappeared when the cheek was tapped. These eye movements began at 3 months and completely resolved by 6 months of age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-538
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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