Ocular flutter and ataxia associated with AIDS-related complex

Henry J. Kaminski, David S. Zee, R. John Leigh, Mario F. Mendez

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Saccadic oscillations and ataxia have been described in association with viral encephalitis. The authors describe two patients with AIDS-related complex who developed ocular flutter and ataxia. CSF analysis revealed a pleocytosis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in one showed cerebellar atrophy. Ocular flutter, prominent with horizontal saccadic eye movements, was documented by electro-oculography. Blinking induced flutter in one patient while convergence induced it in the other. This is the first report of patients with probable HIV-related brainstem encephalitis suffering ocular flutter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991


  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Myoclonus
  • Ocular flutter
  • Opsoclonus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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