The postnatal development of monocular optokinetic nystagmus in infants

Vision Res. 1982;22(3):341-6. doi: 10.1016/0042-6989(82)90149-3.


Monocular optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) was studied in 24 human infants aged 3-35 weeks using electro-oculography and moving vertical gratings. At a constant velocity of 25 deg/sec, infants display direction dependent slow phase asymmetries until approximately 5 months after birth. A comparison was made of the cumulative eye displacement during the slow phases of OKN for nasal and temporal movement.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Electronystagmography*
  • Eye Movements
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn