Use of small amplitude saccades versus large amplitude saccades to assess saccadic velocity

Takeaway

  • This is the first study to compare small amplitude saccades (SAS) versus large amplitude saccades (LAS) for clinical examination of saccadic velocity (SV). The study demonstrated that both consultant neurologists and consultant ophthalmologists prefer the use of SAS to detect slow saccades compared with LAS.

Why this matters

  • The use of SAS can enhance the identification of slow saccades. As such, the utilization of this technique among clinicians at all levels may lead to improved diagnosis, and therefore patient management.