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Asymptomatic oculopalatal myoclonus: an unusual case
  1. Peter Cackett,
  2. Clifford R Weir,
  3. Zaw Minn-Din
  1. Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital, Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Cackett

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Oculopalatal myoclonus is characterised by rhythmic pendular vertical eye movements associated with synchronous contraction of the soft palate.1 It produces intractable oscillopsia,2 and is normally the result of brainstem haemorrhage.2 However, it is does not usually become manifest until several months or even years later, with the longest recorded interval being 49 months.3 We present an unusual case of a patient who sustained a brainstem haemorrhage following trauma. Eight years later he was incidentally noted to …

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