Tinnitus Influences Eye Movement

Discussion in 'Research News' started by daedalus, May 21, 2013.

    1. daedalus

      daedalus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      This is a curiosity. A study on a little 20 patients showing unilateral somatic tinnitus influences eye movement.

      "This study suggests that tinnitus can interact with ocular motor cortical areas, auditory pathways and maybe the vestibular function, leading to dysfunction of vertical saccades."

      Though the numbers don't seem to show a lot of differences in the number of saccades compared to control. The table 2. and the wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccade

      I wonder what it does mean for someone knowledgeable in neurology.

      Full article here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3581810/
    2. Gav

      Gav Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Well that's an interesting find. Last year I experienced some reading and fixation difficulties that were being caused by excessive involuntary vertical saccades (bilateral, not unilateral though). My doc thought it may be a temporary symptom of a viral infection, but perhaps it could have been related to my tinnitus. I still notice it, although it's now much reduced.
    3. jes

      jes Member Benefactor

      copenhagen denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      One more of these nice things you you can expirence with T

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