Conjugate eye deviations as dyskinesias induced by levodopa in Parkinson's disease


  • Peter A. Lewitt MD

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    1. Clinical Neuroscience Center, Sinai Hospital, West Bloomfield, Michigan; and the Department of Neurology and the Clinical and Cellular Neuroscience Program, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
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Involuntary upward and lateral eye movements are described in two Parkinson's disease patients who also experience levodopa-induced chreoathetoid limb movements simultaneously. These brief deviations of gaze represent a rare ocular manifestation of dyskinesia and are similar to oculogyric movements resulting from other causes.