Ischaemic stroke: The ocular motor system as a sensitive marker for motor and cognitive recovery

Wei Dong, Bernard Yan, Beth Patricia Johnson, Lynette Millist, Stephen M Davis, Joanne Fielding, Owen B White

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To evaluate the sensitivity of measuring cognitive processing in the ocular motor system as a marker for recovery of deficit in post stroke patients. Methods 15 patients (mean age 60.6 years, mean National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score 2.25) and 10 age matched control subjects (mean age 63.3 years) participated in the study. We included mildly affected acute stroke patients without a visual field defect or gaze palsy. Patients were examined at onset and at 1 month and 3 months post stroke by testing ocular motor function, NIHSS, modified Rankin Scale (mRS) and standard cognitive function assessments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337 - 341
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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