Gaze‐evoked involuntary movement

K. D. Sethi, D. C. Hess, R. C. Harbour, G. L. Holmes

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Voluntary gaze may evoke a number of neurological phenomena such as vertigo, tinnitus, blepharoclonus, eyelid nystagmus, “facial nystagmus,” involuntary laughter, and seizures. We report two patients in whom eccentric gaze evoked facial twitching and arm movement. Electroencephalograms remained unchanged during these movements. The pathogenesis of these movements is unclear but may involve ephaptic transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1990



  • Eye gaze
  • Involuntary movements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Sethi, K. D., Hess, D. C., Harbour, R. C., & Holmes, G. L. (1990). Gaze‐evoked involuntary movement. Movement Disorders, 5(2), 139-142.