Ocular Dipping

Ocular Dipping

Ocular dipping, or inverse ocular bobbing, consists of a slow spontaneous downward eye movement with a fast return to the midposition. This may be observed in anoxic coma or following prolonged status epilepticus and is thought to be a marker of diffuse, rather than focal, brain damage.
Reverse ocular dipping (slow upward ocular bobbing) consists of a slow upward movement followed by a fast return to the midposition.


Stark JR, Masucci EF, Kurtzke JF. Ocular dipping. Neurology 1984;
34: 391-393


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Ocular bobbing