supranuclear gaze disturbance

supranuclear gaze disturbance

[-no̅o̅′klē·ər]
an inability to direct the eyes to the side contralateral to a lesion in the frontal lobe. If the frontal lobe lesions are bilateral, the patient can maintain fixation and follow visual targets but cannot shift the gaze in any direction in the absence of a target. See also gaze palsy.
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