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Optokinetic nystagmus in patients with central scotomas in age related macular degeneration
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    Inversed optokinetic nystagmus
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      • Luc Crevits

    Editor,
    We read with interest the article by Valmaggia et al[1] who studied OKN in patients with macular degeneration. They noted abnormalities of OKN gain only in patients with large central scotomas. Therefore an intact macula seems not to be necessary for the generation of OKN. This implicitly suggests an important role of the peripheral retina in eliciting an OKN. In this context, it is interes...

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