Abolition of optokinetic afternystagmus by aminoglycoside ototoxicity

Timothy C. Hain, David S. Zee

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We studied optokinetic afternystagmus in eight subjects with loss of or impairment of vestibular function due to ototoxic antibiotics. We found that the initial amplitude, the time constant, and the slow-phase cumulative eye position of optokinetic afternystagmus were significantly reduced in the patients. Slow-phase cumulative eye position most reliably distinguished our patients' responses from those of a normal group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)580-583
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1991


  • optokinetic afternystagmus
  • ototoxicity
  • vestibular function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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