Daroff_01-2 Saccadic System

Identifier: Daroff_01-2 Title: Saccadic System Subject: Saccades; Eye Movements; Saccadic System Description: The anatomical pathways of saccades are described. These primarily involve the frontal eye fields (FEF), mesencephalic reticular nuclei, pontine paramedian reticular formation (PPRF), and cranial nerve nuclei III, IV, and VI. The three saccadic generators in the cortex are in the contralateral FEF, contralateral occipital lobe, and the ipsilateral frontal lobe. FEF lesions produce only transient loss of voluntary saccades because of these multifocal cortical generators. This video is part of the Daroff Collection in NOVEL, the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library. Please cite the source when using this video. NOVEL.utah.edu Copyright 2010. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit http://library.med.utah.edu/NOVEL/about/copyright