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Conjugate lateral eye movements are the coordinated movements of the eye laterally from side to side as opposed to the vertical movements of up and down. The lateral gaze is controlled by the paramedian pontine reticular formation (PPRF).[1]

Conjugate gazeEdit

The conjugate gaze is the motion of both eyes in the same direction at the same time, and conjugate gaze palsy refers to an impairment of this function. The conjugate gaze is controlled by four different mechanisms:[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. Neural Control of Saccadic Eye Movements -- Neuroscience -- NCBI Bookshelf. URL accessed on 2009-11-29.
  2. Fowler, Timothy J.; John W. Scadding (2003). Clinical Neurology, 3rd, Arnold.

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