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Deficits in saccades and smooth-pursuit eye movements in adults with traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Deficits in saccades and smooth-pursuit eye movements in adults with traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis."

To conduct a review of literature and quantify the effect that traumatic brain injury (TBI) has on oculomotor functions (OM).

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Name: Brain injury
ISSN: 1362-301X
Pages: 1-22

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