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A 35-year-old member asked:

Could a nystagmus be cause caused by your head shaking?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: You may have an independent reason for shaking of the head but nystagmus and head shaking are independent issues and do not cause each other.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Docs, could a nystagmus be caused by your head shaking?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: There are a number of causes of shaking head including Parkinson's and a number of items termed essential tremor. The eye motion mechanism will stabilize the vision so nystagmus will not occur and the work will not appear to be shaking with these conditions.

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