Levodopa-induced ocular dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease

Mov Disord. 2002 Jan;17(1):186-7. doi: 10.1002/mds.10017.


Levodopa-induced ocular dyskinesias are very uncommon. Usually they occur simultaneously with limb peak-dose choreatic dyskinesias. We report on a patient with leftward and upward deviations of gaze during the peak effect of levodopa, and hypothesize that a severe dopaminergic denervation in the caudate nucleus is needed for the appearance of these levodopa-induce ocular dyskinesias.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antiparkinson Agents / adverse effects
  • Antiparkinson Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Levodopa / adverse effects
  • Levodopa / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ocular Motility Disorders / chemically induced*
  • Ocular Motility Disorders / diagnosis
  • Parkinson Disease / drug therapy*


  • Antiparkinson Agents
  • Levodopa