Oculomotor involvement in myotonic dystrophy type 2

Senda Ajroud-Driss*, Robert L Sufit, Teepu Siddique, Timothy C Hain

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Oculomotor function has not been studied in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2). We report the presence of rebound nystagmus in seven of eight patients with DM2 in the absence of a structural brainstem or cerebellar lesion. The rebound nystagmus observed in these patients is very suggestive of ocular myotonia, and examination of patients using video-Frenzel goggles may be a useful method for diagnosing myotonia of the extraocular muscles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1326-1329
Number of pages4
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2008


  • Dizziness
  • Myotonic dystrophy type 2
  • Ocular myotonia
  • Oculomotor function
  • Rebound nystagmus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology


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