Journal article

Multiple sclerosis: Cognition and saccadic eye movements

Joanne Fielding, Trevor Kilpatrick, Lynette Millist, Owen White

Journal of the Neurological Sciences | ELSEVIER | Published : 2009

Abstract

Ocular motor abnormalities are frequently reported in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the most salient of which are well represented by the commonly used clinical measure, the EDSS. However, cognitive function, which is poorly represented by this scale, may also be ascertained from ocular motor measures, suggesting that an analysis of eye movements has the potential to extend and complement this more conventional measure. The generation of single and triple-step memory-guided saccades was investigated in 25 individuals with MS and a comparable number of neurologically healthy individuals matched for age and IQ. Experimental measures were correlated with a battery of neuropsychological tests evaluat..

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