What is the role of the saccadic test in the diagnosis of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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The saccadic test is used to evaluate voluntary fast-eye movements. The neural substrate of the saccadic system includes the frontal eye fields, the brainstem reticular formation, the oculomotor nuclei, and the cerebellum.


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