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the fixation of the eye in midorbit, unresponsive to vestibular stimulation. Seen in brainstem injury.
doll's eye reflex
symmetrical deviation of the eyes when the head is moved in different positions, always returning to center. Abnormalities are caused by lesions of the inner ear or brainstem, especially the pons and midbrain. Called also oculocephalogyric reflex, oculovestibulocephalic reflex. Called also doll's head reflex.