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Ocular Motility Disorders MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Ocular Motility Disorders
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.758
C10.292.562
C11.590
Unique ID
D015835
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015835
Scope Note
Disorders that feature impairment of eye movements as a primary manifestation of disease. These conditions may be divided into infranuclear, nuclear, and supranuclear disorders. Diseases of the eye muscles or oculomotor cranial nerves (III, IV, and VI) are considered infranuclear. Nuclear disorders are caused by disease of the oculomotor, trochlear, or abducens nuclei in the BRAIN STEM. Supranuclear disorders are produced by dysfunction of higher order sensory and motor systems that control eye movements, including neural networks in the CEREBRAL CORTEX; BASAL GANGLIA; CEREBELLUM; and BRAIN STEM. Ocular torticollis refers to a head tilt that is caused by an ocular misalignment. Opsoclonus refers to rapid, conjugate oscillations of the eyes in multiple directions, which may occur as a parainfectious or paraneoplastic condition (e.g., OPSOCLONUS-MYOCLONUS SYNDROME). (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p240)
Entry Version
OCULAR MOTILITY DIS
Entry Term(s)
Brown Tendon Sheath Syndrome
Brown's Tendon Sheath Syndrome
Convergence Excess
Convergence Insufficiency
Cyclophoria
Deficiency, Smooth Pursuit
Eye Motility Disorders
Eye Movement Disorders
Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia
Ocular Torticollis
Opsoclonus
Parinaud Syndrome
Parinaud's Syndrome
Paroxysmal Ocular Dyskinesia
Pseudoophthalmoplegia
Skew Deviation
Smooth Pursuit Deficiency
Spasm of Conjugate Gaze
Syndrome, Brown's Tendon Sheath
Tendon Sheath Syndrome of Brown
NLM Classification #
WW 410
Previous Indexing
Ophthalmoplegia (1966-1989)
specific eye disease (1966-1989)
Public MeSH Note
1990
History Note
1990
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/25
Revision Date
1999/12/08
Ocular Motility Disorders Preferred
Convergence Excess Narrower
Convergence Insufficiency Narrower
Cyclophoria Narrower
Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia Narrower
Spasm of Conjugate Gaze Narrower
Opsoclonus Narrower
Parinaud Syndrome Narrower
Paroxysmal Ocular Dyskinesia Narrower
Pseudoophthalmoplegia Narrower
Skew Deviation Narrower
Smooth Pursuit Deficiency Narrower
Brown Tendon Sheath Syndrome Related
Ocular Torticollis Narrower
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