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I Think My Boyfriend Has Nystagmus His Eyes Move Funny
Involuntary movement: Nystagmus is an involuntary movement of both eyes under defined conditions. People can be born with it. If it begins after childhood, a neurological examination is necessary. The movements can be the same velocity in all directions (pendular) or more rapid in one direction than the other (jerk). The vision is usually reduced, but it can be surprisingly good. There is no effective cure. ...Read more
Can be both: Nystagmus can be congenital or acquired. Congenital form can associate with an underlying hereditary eye disease or by itself alone. Acquired form can be from certain medications, diseases that affect the eye sight or neurologic conditions. Congenital forms occur from day one after birth, while acquired forms can happen any time during life time. Any nystagmus should be evaluated. ...Read more
Is it normal when you stare at something for a long time your eyes will try to look somewhere else and re focus? I think I have nystagmus if i stare too long they move
I get intermittent nystagmus. It started a few years ago and happens on average once daily. Not only when eyes are tired. Any possible causes ?
Not normal: It's difficult to say whether this is a harmless situation for you over the internet. There are a few conditions that really carry no risk for you, but there are also a few that could be dangerous. You should definitely consider getting checked out by your doc. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have horizontal nystagmus in my left eyes .i have great difficulties in daily chores.what can i do to control shaking to get a clearer vision?
What to do if I have nystagmus I want to join the military I got disqualified because my vision is 8.5 2/60 both eyes is there anyway around my disqualifi?
I can shake my eyes back and forth at a rapid pace, not like nystagmus, but sometimes it's involuntary. Is this normal?
Yes: Up to 8% of college age students (about 1 out of 10) were able to produce "voluntary nystagmus" in one study, and most of them had a relative who could do the same thing. It usually doesn't indicate any other eye problem. If it happens involuntarily, you should see your eye md for an exam. ...Read more
My daughter dx w/acquired Nystagmus @13m.Shes 20m n it seems to be going away.Hardly see her eyes shake.What does this mean?Will it go away completely
Likely lifelong: The nystagmus obviously has diminished in her case and hopefully the vision is good to normal. While the diminution is steady, she will probably end up with some instability which can be seen at the higher magnification with a slit lamp (a standard diagnostic instrument used by ophthalmologists). Enjoy the fact that it is hardly noticeable and hopefully the vision is good. ...Read more
Should people ( or more so me) who can "activate" nystagmus in their eyes get checked out by a doctor?
Not really: Its an involuntary fast uncontrollable eye movement. Side to side (horizontal nystagmus) up and down (vertical nystagmus) rotary (rotary or torsional nystagmus) depending on the cause, these movements may be in both eyes or in just one eye. It could be congenital at birth or acquired from injury or disease. ...Read more
My infant is 6 months old and has vertical nystagmus when a light source is flashed on her eyes. No other problems. Is it normal or pathological?
Vertical nystagmus : Usually prompts an evaluation to check for central nervous system causes. Horizontal nystagmus can be benign. You are close enough to the specialists at the yale child study center as well as their pediatric ophthalmologists, neurologists, etc. To seek second opinions/evaluations there for your baby. Best of luck in your search for answers for your little one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I spend between 12-14 hrs on computer. Eyes jump to the top & then i center them. Occurs only during/after computer use. Is it nystagmus? No shaking.
Are there any glasses that could correct the vision at least 50%?
I have albinism with eyes problems: nystagmus, astigmatism, photophobia.
Probably not: Vision in albinism is limited by the effect of the lack of pigment on the central vision which is permanently lowered. You are asking if eyeglasses can improve on your current best and that is unlikely assuming you have already seen an ophthalmologist for eyeglasses and eye evaluation. ...Read more
What type of nystagmus is wen the eyes only shake (side2side, one eye fast n other eye barely noticable)when focusing on something close?(1yo daughter
Nystagmus : Is a serious neurological sign in a one year old and needs evaluation by a physician ...Read more
What other tests can be done on a 1year old for acquired nystagmus? MRI came back good. very slight astigmatism in right eye, otherwise healthy eyes.
Serial neuro exams: In addition to being followed by a pediatric ophthalmologist I would make sure that you have a good pediatric neurologist and a pediatrician coordinating care. Not necessary to have more tests per se but careful serial exams, and monitoring for pituitary dysfunction (in case nystagmus is due to a condition called Septo-Optic Dysplasia ...Read more
Albinism? 1. light blonde hair 2. 4 months old 3. no signs of nystagmus 4. eyes looks violet 5. baby has had a small freckle on leg since birth
Unlikely: If the pediatrician has not said anything by this point then, my hunch is that it would be unlikely especially with your description of blond hair as opposed to White hair. I am also assuming the child has had at least one ophthalmological examination to this point. If they haven't said anything yet then, again unlikely. ...Read more
Most commonly, yes: Nystagmus is the name for usually rhythmic, oscillating (back and forth, or up and down) involuntary movements of both eyes. It is most often seen as a congenital (born with) finding, or develops shortly after birth. There are other causes for unusual or "jerking" eye movements too, and affected individual should be seen by an ophthalmologist, neuro-ophthalmologist, or neurologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more
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