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Can people with nystagmus be helped by laser eye correction?

Can people with nystagmus be helped by laser eye correction?

No: Laser vision correction can be though of as a substitute for glasses or contacts, a fix for the refractive error of the eye. Laser vision can't correct other problems in the visual system, though, such as retinal problems, optic nerve problems, nystagmus, misalignment of the eyes, etc. ...Read more

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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Does cutting the eye muscles help alleviate nystagmus?

Does cutting the eye muscles help alleviate nystagmus?

Not permanently : Many treatments have been tried for nystagmus, including cutting the eye muscles. I have performed several of these procedures in my practice. While there may be a temporary improvement, the nystagmus usually returns. The good news is that nystagmus usually stays the same or improves over time. ...Read more

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Would laser eye surgery help improve the eyesight of somebody with a nystagmus problem?

Would laser eye surgery help improve the eyesight of somebody with a nystagmus problem?

Possibly not: If the lowered vision is in part due to a refractive error, than lasik will improve that portion of the vision. So if glasses help the vision, then lasik will help to that degree. If the lowered vision is from nystagmus, lasik will not alter that eye movement and the vision will remained lowered. It is a combination of the two. Also, if the nystagmus is not controlled, lasik can't be done. ...Read more

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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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Can you clarify what nystagmus really is?

Can you clarify what nystagmus really is?

Rapid eye(s) shaking: Nystagmus occurs frequently in those born with low vision in both eys, or conditions like albinism or aniridia. It may in part be a protective adaption to prevent too much light from hitting the retina. Sometimes it occurs with no eye problem as a wiring issue with the brain stem. Adults get short term nystagmus from intoxicants and some medications. ...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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Could you tell me a permanent cure of alternating nystagmus?

Nystagmus: is a sign of an underlying disorder in some cases. So a thorough evaluation should be done. See a neuro-ophthalmologist or neurologist for evaluation ...Read more