Eye motility dysfunction after soft-tissue injury of the cervical spine. A controlled, prospective study of 38 patients

Acta Orthop Scand. 1993 Apr;64(2):129-32. doi: 10.3109/17453679308994552.

Abstract

We investigated eye motility prospectively in 40 patients with a soft-tissue injury of the cervical spine. The initial oculomotor test, performed within 3 months, was pathologic in 8 patients. The follow-up test in 38 patients, on average 15 months after the accident, remained pathologic in the 8 patients and 5 additional patients had changed from normal to pathologic test results. At follow-up, all the 13 patients with oculomotor dysfunction had persisting symptoms, while 5 of the 25 cases with normal test results still were symptomatic.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis
  • Eye Diseases / etiology*
  • Eye Movements
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Pursuit, Smooth / physiology
  • Reference Values
  • Saccades / physiology
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / complications*