Neurocritical Care

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 315–316 | Cite as

Insight into Ping-Pong Gaze in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit

  • Devon A. Cohen
  • Ali Daneshmand
  • Eelco F. M. WijdicksEmail author


Ping-pong gaze Periodic alternating gaze Bilateral hemispheric infarction 


Authors Contribution

DAC wrote the manuscript, AD helped with the concept, EFMW is a consulting physician and the editor of the manuscript.

Source of Support

No funding.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

Supplementary material

Video: Ping–pong eye movements (AVI 4536 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devon A. Cohen
    • 1
  • Ali Daneshmand
    • 1
  • Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Critical Care Neurology, Department of NeurologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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