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.

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What causes acquired nystagmus?

A few thoughts. Although any problem which can affect cerebellar/ brainstem connections could cause nystagmus, more often I see the problem secondary to medication reactions. Your listed meds do not seem to be the culprits. Problems within the inner ear will lead to abnormal eye movements, and not unique to see these with strokes, MS, and other disorders of brain. Most ophthalmologists can assist in diagnosis. Read more...
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...

What would cause nystagmus as different "speads" in each eye?

Several possibilitie. There are may possibilities however the most serious and concerning is a central nervous system injury. You should see your doctor for a full and complete exam. You need to rule out a serious problem . Read more...

What can cause voluntary nystagmus?

Will power. This is a condition of eye shaking when accomodation is overthrown by the person to themselves. It is 'voluntary' and that explains the terminology. Read more...

What conditions cause downbeat nystagmus in all direction of gaze? The DBN cause my vision to "slip" and see stationary objects slide.

Jerk nystagmus . The four most frequent identifiable causes of downbeat nystagmus are cervico-medullary junction anomalies (Chiari malformation), cerebellar degenerations, multiple sclerosis, and vertebrobasilar infarction. Medications and alcohol are other relatively common causes. Uncommon causes include B12 deficiency and familial. An MRI should be done if you have not had one yet. Treatment is dalfampridine. Read more...

What conditions cause constant downbeat nystagmus? Brain herniation & tonsillar descent on brain & IAC MR dizzy headaches pressure induced symptoms

Disturbing signs... What you are describing are symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure from brain tumor or intracranial hypotension from spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak or Chiari Malformation. In other words, could be a lot of different things. You need to see a Neurosurgeon as the findings on your MRI are serious and may need surgery. Go and get a good and thorough and consultation. Read more...

What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure

Some possibilities. The list of possible causes of downbeat nystagmus that the neurologists and neuroophthalmologists think about include: Arnold-Chiari type I malformation, tumors (meningioma, cerebellar hemangioma) at the foramen magnum, demyelination, stroke, cranial trauma, drugs (alcohol, lithium, anticonvulsants), spinocerebellar degenerations, syrinx of the brainstem or upper cervical spinal cord, etc... Read more...