Misjudging the location of an object and pointing too far in the same direction in which the object was displaced when presented monocularly in the direction of action of a recently paralysed extraocular muscle. Example: if the left lateral rectus is paralysed and the left eye attempts (the right eye being occluded) to look at an object to the left, that object will be thought to be located further to the side than it actually is, as shown, for example, by the patient pointing a finger. See localization; false projection; incomitant strabismus.
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