oculomotor


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Related to oculomotor: oculomotor nucleus, Oculomotor muscles

oc·u·lo·mo·tor

 (ŏk′yə-lō-mō′tər)
adj.
1. Of or relating to movements of the eyeball: an oculomotor muscle.
2. Of or relating to the oculomotor nerve.

[Latin oculus, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots + motor.]

oculomotor

(ˌɒkjʊləʊˈməʊtə)
adj
(Physiology) relating to or causing eye movements
[C19: from oculo- + motor]

oc•u•lo•mo•tor

(ˌɒk yə loʊˈmoʊ tər)

adj.
moving the eyeball.
[1880–85; < Latin ocul(us) eye + -o- + motor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oculomotor - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eyeoculomotor - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eye
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
Translations

oc·u·lo·mo·tor

n. oculomotor, nervio ocular, III par;
a. oculomotor, rel. al movimiento del globo ocular.
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Professor Christopher Tyler is a visual neuroscientist specialising in visual and oculomotor function and disorders at City, University of London.
These include the neurons that control our eye movements, the oculomotor neurons.
Most affected individuals additionally have oculomotor apraxia, which impairs purposeful eye movement.
In OM, the most common involvement is seen in the oculomotor nerves.
If the rostral midbrain is involved, oculomotor palsies, hemiplegia, and cerebellar ataxia can be seen.
Also associated signs and symptoms should not be ignored (In this case proptosis, chemosis and eye pain) which might not fit into initial diagnosis (Here oculomotor palsy) and hence should make us think about alternative diagnostic possibility (here orbital pseudotumour).
Anatomically [Figure 1], the SOF, which is a pear-shaped structure with the broadest part at the nasal side, is bound laterally by the greater wing of the sphenoid, medially by the lesser wing of sphenoid, and superiorly by the frontal bone, lying at the apex of the orbit and at the border between the roof and the lateral orbital wall.[10] The SOF serves as a pathway that allows communication between the orbit and the middle cranial fossa, thereby transmitting the oculomotor, trochlear, and abducens nerves (cranial nerves III, IV, and VI), as well as the first three branches of the trigeminal nerve: the frontal, lacrimal, and nasociliary nerves.[11]{Figure 1}
Symptoms of SRC fall into five categories, according to the guidelines: somatic, vestibular, oculomotor, cognitive, and emotional/ sleep.
The disease may involve both eyes with potential to make the patient irreversibly blind in both eyes by causing bilateral vitreous haemorrhage25, bilateral stellar neuroretinitis26, bilateral choroidal effusion27 and even lead to bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma28, oculomotor paralysis29 and optic neuropathy30.
She and her NJIT graduates have started a company called OculoMotor Technologies to commercialize the device.
Congenital Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles (CFEOM) is characterized by congenital non-progressive ophthalmoplegia with or without ptosis affecting part or all of the oculomotor and/or the trochlear nucleus with its related nucleus and nerve (1).