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What is nystagmus?

What is nystagmus?

It is : Uncontrolled eye movements where the eyes move continuously. Nystagmus is common in people who have poor vision prior to age 4. It can also occur with neurologic conditions as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Adams
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Nystagmus (Definition)

Nystagmus is a condition in which a person's eyeballs jiggle back and forth. The rhythmic jiggling can be present at birth (congenital nystagmus) or it can begin later due to a brain ...Read more


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What causes nystagmus?

What causes nystagmus?

Nystagmus: Nystagmus can be congenital and is a life long condition. Acquired nystagmus is pathological and requires immediate assessment and treatment of the underlying pathology causing it. ...Read more

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Why do I have nystagmus?

Why do I have nystagmus?

Nystagmus: It is involuntary rapid eye movements in side tot side or up and down or rotational basis. 2 kinds: infantile and adult onset. Causes of acquired are inner ear problems, brain injury, trauma, certain medications, vitamin B12 and thiamin deficiencies, etc. See your doctor to b e evaluated. ...Read more

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How do you treat nystagmus?

Nystagmus treatment: Most nystagmus is congenital in nature and the only treatment is giving glasses or contact lenses to maximize vision. If it is new onset, it needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I think my friend has nystagmus?

I think my friend has nystagmus?

Are you sure?: Nystagmus is a rapid back and forth movement or the eyes, faster in one direction. It can be caused by many different things, including poor vision, neurological diseases (sometimes with vertical nystagmus), or congenitally. It can also be caused by some drugs and alcohol. Check your friends blood level. It can also be caused by pouring warm water into one ear. Do you hear me? ...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 function does a nystagmus have?

Not always: Nystagmus is the reaction of the eye to congenital low vision and optic nerve disease. It also occurs when the retinal vision is disturbed or too much light enters the eye. In these cases it might be a little protective to prevent burning the retina from outside light. Some of it simply occurs with no obvious pathology and in these cases the function is unknown. ...Read more

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How do I avoid developing nystagmus?

Unlikely: Most nystagmus is congenital and deals with either defects in the central vision (such as albinos) or "wiring" defects in the ocular muscular control centers. These are developmental and cannot be avoided. Adult onset nystagmus comes about most from side effects of medications or intoxications. You can avoid these by changing the medications or the behavior. ...Read more

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What function does a nystagmus have?

No function: Is usually not desirable to have, and can be as a result of a congenital or acquired cause. Saccadic movements can appear as slow and fast, and might appear like it's nystagmus, when it's not, and are normal findings during testing. ...Read more