Eye Movement Disorders

Year: 2016
In patients with Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD), neurodegeneration within the cerebellum and brainstem, including the vestibular nuclei, commonly results in ocular disturbances, such as nystagmus, vestibulo-ocular arreflexia, smooth pursuit and saccadic abnormalities and diplopia (Rub, 2004; Sequeiros and Coutinho, 1993). This medical protocol outlines these symptoms and their prevalence, assessment and treatment.