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Control of Eye Movements

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Motor Control

  1. David A. Robinson

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010228

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Robinson, D. A. 2011. Control of Eye Movements. Comprehensive Physiology. 1275–1320.

Author Information

  1. Departments of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Purposes of eye Movements
    • 1.1
      Vestibuloocular Reflex
    • 1.2
      Afoveate Saccadic System
    • 1.3
      Optokinetic System
    • 1.4
      Visual Stabilization
    • 1.5
      Pursuit System
    • 1.6
      Saccadic System
    • 1.7
      Vergence System
  • 2
    Oculomotor Plant
    • 2.1
      Motoneuron Behavior
    • 2.2
      Movement and Muscle Fiber Types
    • 2.3
      Stretch Afferents
    • 2.4
      Muscle Mechanics
  • 3
    Vestibuloocular Reflex
    • 3.1
      Properties of Reflex
    • 3.2
      Semicircular Canals
    • 3.3
      Central Pathways
    • 3.4
      Otolith Reflex
    • 3.5
      Neurophysiology of Reflex
  • 4
    Optokinetic System
    • 4.1
      Properties of Optokinetic Nystagmus
    • 4.2
      Model of Optokinetic-Vestibular Cooperation
    • 4.3
      Neurophysiology of Optokinetic System
  • 5
    Saccadic System
    • 5.1
      Properties of Rapid Eye Movements
    • 5.2
      Properties of Quick-Phase System
    • 5.3
      Properties of Saccadic System
    • 5.4
      Neurophysiology of Saccades
  • 6
    Pursuit System
    • 6.1
      Stabilization System
    • 6.2
      Properties of Pursuit
    • 6.3
      Neurophysiology of Pursuit
    • 6.4
      Models of Pursuit
  • 7
    Vergence System
    • 7.1
      Properties of Vergence Movements
    • 7.2
      Neurophysiology of Vergence
  • 8
    Plasticity and Repair
    • 8.1
      Gain of Vestibuloocular Reflex
    • 8.2
      Recovery from VIIIth Nerve Lesions
    • 8.3
      Saccadic Plasticity
    • 8.4
      Plasticity of Vergence Tone
  • 9
    Measuring Eye Movements
    • 9.1
      Noncontact Methods
    • 9.2
      Contact Methods