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Doctor insights on: What Vitamins Help With Nystagmus

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How do you treat nystagmus?

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

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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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

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What is the definition or description of: Nystagmus?

Nystagmus: Nystagmus is a rapid involuntary movement of the eyes. It can be horizontal- side to side and/or vertical up and down. Also known as "dancing eyes." ...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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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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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 causes non-congenital nystagmus?

What causes non-congenital nystagmus?

Nystagmus: Nystagmus can be related to any cause of poor vision in infancy or significant neurologic disease. ...Read more

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Vestibular nystagmus vs cerebeller nystagmus? What's the difference?

The origin of it: Vestibular nystagmus is caused by a disturbance in the vestibular system of the inner ear. Cerebellar nystagmus is caused by a disturbance in the cerebullum of the brain. They have very different etiologies, with cerebellar tending to be more ominous. ...Read more

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How does Chiari cause downbeat nystagmus?

Cerebellar tonsils: This is due to involvement of the central vestibular pathways, particularly at the level of the cerebellar tonsils, usually herniating at the foramen magnum in a Chiari (I) malformation. ...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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Are head tremors be associated with nystagmus?

Tremors: Abnormal head movements can be associated with nystagmus. This can be a sign of something very serious so I would recommend seeing an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaulation and treatment. ...Read more

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Docs, could a nystagmus be caused by your head shaking?

Docs, could a nystagmus be caused by your head shaking?

No: There are a number of causes of shaking head including Parkinson's and a number of items termed essential tremor. The eye motion mechanism will stabilize the vision so nystagmus will not occur and the work will not appear to be shaking with these conditions. ...Read more

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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

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Can a person with nystagmus get lasik to replace glasses?

Can a person with nystagmus get lasik to replace glasses?

Yes: Yes. Lasik can correct the prescription but some limitation of vision may remain due to other underlying disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with nystagmus wear contact lenses?

Is it safe for a person with nystagmus wear contact lenses?

Yes: If they are well taken care of, never slept in, and care used in taking them out and putting them in then yes, most people with nystagmus can wear contact lenses. Assuming of course the eye movements are not so large that they interfere with the positioning of the lens on the cornea. ...Read more

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Which is nystagmus and what causes the eyes to move rapidly?

Which is nystagmus and what causes the eyes to move rapidly?

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

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How serious are nystagmus conditions? Should I see a doctor right away?

See your doctor: There are so many different causes for nystagmus, that involve the inner ear or different parts of the brain. These range from an inner ear infection to calcium deposits in the inner ear to more serious conditions such as a stroke, tumor, or infection in the back of the brain including the cerebellum (responsible for coordination) or the brainstem. Please see your doctor for a neuro evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you please define nystagmus and what causes the eyes to move rapidly?

Can you please define nystagmus and what causes the eyes to move rapidly?

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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Should I notice vision problems on my own, given a diagnosis of vertical nystagmus?

Should I notice vision problems on my own, given a diagnosis of vertical nystagmus?

Not necessarily: Depending upon the intensity of the nystagmus as well as exactly how it gets activated a person may actually not notice too much going on in the peripheral or central visual fields. For instance if eyes are straight ahead and it's bearly perceptible you may not notice anything....However, at the moment your eyes look to one side, you may notice the fields of vision "jumping." why do you have it? ...Read more

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Are there any corrective procedures, besides glasses, for people born with nystagmus?

Nystagmus: The treatment should begin with correction of any refractive error. Amblyopia should be addressed as well. Other treatments include using gabapentin or baclofen. Better results with patients born with nystagmus. Contact lenses also can improve results. ...Read more

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Is it true that the developing of the fovea increases when you wear softcontactlenses and have nystagmus and albism? Its about a 2 year old child.

Is it true that the developing of the fovea increases when you wear softcontactlenses and have nystagmus and albism? Its about a 2 year old child.

Soft contact lenses: Surely a two year old is not using contact lenses!!
I have been through this problem - broke five pair of glasses art age 6! Still wearing glasses at age 71. ...Read more