Cerebellum and Oculomotor Deficits

Olwen Murphy, Amir Kheradmand

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The cerebellum is an important structure in the control of eye movements. It is richly interconnected with other areas of the brain involved in ocular motor control, and within the cerebellum itself multiple regions are involved in the control of difference classes of eye movements including gaze-holding, pursuit, saccades, vestibular-ocular reflex, optokinetic responses and vergence. Ocular motor abnormalities are common in patients with cerebellar disorders, and involvement of different regions of the cerebellum may produce certain ocular motor abnormalities. Here, we review contribution of the cerebellum to the major ocular motor functions, with reference to the clinical deficits that can occur with cerebellar damage or dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationA Primer For Graduate Students, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783031150708
ISBN (Print)9783031150692
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Fastigial
  • Flocculus
  • Nodulus
  • Pursuit
  • Saccade
  • Vestibular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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