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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinsons Plus

07/18/1999

Question:

With Parkinsons Plus Syndrome , do the eyes always have the problem looking up or down ? Or is it possible to have it and not have the vertical vision difficulty ?

Answer:

Difficulty with vertical gaze is most commonly seen in a variant of Parkinson`s Plus Syndromes called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Not every patient with PSP has this difficulty, neither is it specific for PSP.

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Response by:

Arif Dalvi, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati