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Treating Fixation Nystagmus
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best plan of action for a person suffering from cervicogenic vertigo with tinnitus and no nystagmus?
See ENT: Cervicogenic dizziness will usually resolve with treatment of the neck problem but may require vestibular rehabilitation for complete resolution of symptoms. In general, the prognosis for patients with cervicogenic dizziness is good, with 75 percent of patients having improvement of symptoms. - See more at: http://vestibular.org/cervicogenic-dizziness#sthash.Ei5mi7mB. ...Read more
What is the best way to clear anterior canal cupulolithiasis BPPV? Are the symptoms with cupulolithiasis more severe than just positional dizziness. Ihave a persistent downbeat torsional 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
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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