[Turning the head, an unusual mechanism to compensate for diplopia caused by abduction restriction of one eye]
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SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 148, 42, (2004), pp. 2084-2085
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
SubjectUMCN 3.2: Cognitive neurosciences
A 59-year-old-man visited the neurological outpatient clinic because of a leftward rotation of his head for the last 8 months. This head deviation turned out to represent a compensatory mechanism to alleviate diplopia that resulted from an abduction restriction of his left eye. By turning his head into the direction of the weak left lateral rectus muscle, the patient could fixate both eyes on target and maintain binocular vision.
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