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Normal function of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) coordinates eye movement with head movement, in order to provide clear vision during motion and maintain balance. VOR is generated within the semicircular

Normal function of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) coordinates eye movement with head movement, in order to provide clear vision during motion and maintain balance. VOR is generated within the semicircular canals of the inner ear to elicit compensatory eye movements, which maintain stability of images on the fovea during brief, rapid head motion, otherwise known as gaze stability. Normal VOR function is necessary in carrying out activities of daily living (eg, walking and riding in a car) and is of particular importance in higher demand activities (eg, sports-related activities).

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.2147/EB.S82670
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    Wallace, B., & Lifshitz, J. (2016). Traumatic brain injury and vestibulo-ocular function: current challenges and future prospects. Eye and Brain, Volume 8, 153-164. doi:10.2147/eb.s82670

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