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  • Updated 02.15.2021
  • Released 02.10.2012
  • Expires For CME 02.15.2024

Neuro-ophthalmology of movement disorders

Introduction

Overview

In this article, the author reviews neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations of the most common movement disorders, including Parkinson disease and atypical parkinsonism, dystonia, Huntington disease, Tourette syndrome, cerebellar disorders, and psychogenic and pediatric movement disorders. This article discusses phenomenology, pathophysiology, and management of the ocular symptoms that can be encountered in patients with movement disorders.

Key points

• Ophthalmologic symptoms are common in patients with movement disorders.

• Ophthalmologic symptoms are often underestimated but may be troublesome for the patients and adversely impact their quality of life.

• Pathophysiology of some neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations in movement disorders is complex and poorly understood.

• Recognition and treatment of the ocular symptoms are important when managing patients with a variety of movement disorders.

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