I'm learning the NIHSS, and having some problems with terminology regarding "Best Gaze." I hope some of you brainiacs can unravel this for me in simple terms. "1 = partial gaze palsy - abnormality in one or both eyes, but forced deviation is not present. If the patient has a conjugate deviation of both eyes that can be overcome by voluntary or reflexive activity, the score will be 1. If a patient has an isolated peripheral nerve paresis (CN III, IV, or VI), score a 1." I *think* the "partial gaze palsy" means that one of the eyes is not able to completely move along the horizontal plane because either the medial or lateral rectus muscles aren't being properly innervated by CN III or VI to pull the eye either left or right. What is "Forced deviation"? I also don't understand the part that says, "...that can be overcome by voluntary or reflexive activity." Also, how am I supposed to know, "If a patient has an isolated peripheral nerve paresis (CN III, IV, or VI)"? I'm looking on Google and YouTube but just can't seem to wrap my mind around these terms!!!!