32. Smooth Pursuit

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Saccades are eye movements used to rapidly refixate from one object to another. The examiner can test saccades by holding two widely spaced targets (such as the examiner's thumb on one hand and index finger on the other) and asking the patient to look back and forth between the targets (e.g., by saying, “Now look at my finger . . . thumb . . . finger . . . thumb”).