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What is the treatment for nystagmus?

What is the treatment for nystagmus?

Nystagmus: Treatment depends on the cause. See a neurologist and/or neuro-ophthalmologist for an examination to determine the reason the nystagmus is present. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Adams
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Nystagmus (Definition)

Nystagmus is a rapid involuntary movement of the eyes. It can be horizontal- side to side and/or vertical up and down. Also ...Read more


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Is there any type of cure / treatment for nystagmus?

No: Though many experimental treatments have been tried, there is no good treatment for most common types of nystagmus. ...Read more

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What homeopathic remedy works for nystagmus?

What homeopathic remedy works for nystagmus?

Get diagnosis 1st: Please first see a neurologist to get a solid diagnosis. Then, if wanting homeopathic treatment, you'll need a skilled homeopath because nystagmus isn't something for which you can successfully treat yourself. There are at least 30+ homeopathic medicines that include nystagmus in their uses. Resources for homeopaths: www.Homeopathyusa.Org and www.Nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org good luck! ...Read more

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What is the modality of treatment for a chorioretinal scar in a boy of 12 yr possibly due to a cong.Toxoplasmosis who has developed nystagmus ?

Toxo: If it is an inactive and stable chorio-retinal scar then the treatment is observation. If the toxoplasmosis has re-activated and there is inflammation associated with the scar, then it would may likely require treatment with a retina specialist. Nystagmus may be treated with eye muscle surgery depending on type and severity. This would require an evaluation with a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I had a moderately severe brain injury. Consequent balance issues & nystagmus. I'm seeking treatment, what type of specialist should I speak to?

I had a moderately severe brain injury. Consequent balance issues & nystagmus. I'm seeking treatment, what type of specialist should I speak to?

Neurologist/rehab: Your local doc should know what resources are available within your region. In some areas there are rehabilitation physiologists that work with such issues. Many neurologists also have much of that training. ...Read more

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Does nystagmus get worse with age?

Usually not: Nystagmus is basically constant throughout life. There actually is a slight slowing with time just as most functions slow done. But the vision and function will be unchanged ...Read more

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What's the cure for nystagmus?

Depends on cause: Congenital nystagmus perhaps can be helped by various prismatic lenses, but no cure. Acquired nystagmus sec to trauma might respond to vestibular rehab (epley maneuver), nystagmus in ms might be quelled by steroids or acthar if a relapse issue, but all in all, nystagmus is not a disease but rather a sign of dysfunction at the base of the brain, and need to understand cause prior to success. ...Read more

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What causes acquired nystagmus?

Drugs brain issues: Acquired nystagmus, a shaking of the eyes when this did not occur before, can be a side effect of certain drugs and also a sign related to central nervous system pathology. This should always be evaluated and the cause determined. ...Read more

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Why does albinism cause nystagmus?

Why does albinism cause nystagmus?

Nystagmus: Nystagmus results when blindness occurs before four years of age. Many people with oculocutaneous albinism fall into this category. ...Read more

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What can cause voluntary nystagmus?

Will power: This is a condition of eye shaking when accomodation is overthrown by the person to themselves. It is 'voluntary' and that explains the terminology. ...Read more

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If you have nystagmus can you wear contacts?

Yes.: Nystagmus refers to difficulty with maintaing directed gaze of vision, and can occur either when looking in certain positions (such as far to the side) or when looking straight ahead. It does not necessarily relate to refractive errors, so wearing corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) is acceptable. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of voluntary nystagmus?

Eye shaking: This is an eye oscillation done under voluntary control by the individual. It is usually done by concentrating at near with conversence of the eyes. Since it is voluntary, it can be controlled. ...Read more

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Can you have BPPV without having any nystagmus?

Unlikely, but: there may be no nystagmus between episodes, or nystagmus my be so subtle that it is hard to see. Frenzel goggles, especially of the type using a TV camera, are sometimes used as a diagnostic aid in order to magnify and illuminate nystagmus. - See more at: http://vestibular.org/understanding-vestibular-disorders/types-vestibular-disorders/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo#sthash.R6HTXLWc.dpuf ...Read more

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What are the effects of vertical nystagmus in a child?

What are the effects of vertical nystagmus in a child?

Rotatory or vertical: Nystagmus is atypical; horizontal nystagmus, not always. A pediatric ophthalmologist looks for a small optic nerve/ small fovea, rod & cone abnormalities or visual impairment. If the retina looks normal, an electroretinogram is used to test rod & cone function. If there is even a tiny concern, neurological eval & neuroimaging are done. Fyi, by 3-4 mos. A neurotypical infant can fixate on objects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pendular nystagmus?

Pendular nystagmus: Pendular nystagmus = condition with involuntary eye movements that may impair vision. Eye movement may be horizontal, vertical, circular or elliptical. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rotatory nystagmus?

Rotatory nystagmus: Rotatory nystagmus = condition with involuntary eye movements they may impair vision. The nystagmus ^'es with lateral gaze. ...Read more

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Could damage to the ventromedial hypothalamus cause nystagmus?

Hunger control: VMH is responsible for satiety. It is involved in Fear , feeding , thermorehulation and sexual activity. Nystagmus has many causes : vestibular disease, MS, Myasthenia Gravis, Lack of Vit B1 , commonly Ménière's disease, even Diabetes. Consult your Family Physician if you are experiencing abnormal movements of your eyes. ...Read more