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Involuntary movements of the eyeballs. The presence or absence of nystagmus is often used in the diagnosis of a variety of neurological and visual disorders.
Symptoms of Nystagmus
The following features are indicative of Nystagmus:
involuntary eye movement
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Common Causes of Nystagmus
The following are the most common causes of Nystagmus:
acquired or central nervous system disorders
trochlear nerve malfunction
Risk Factors for Nystagmus
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Nystagmus:
inner ear problems
Prevention of Nystagmus
No, it is not possible to prevent Nystagmus.
Occurrence of Nystagmus
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Nystagmus cases seen each year worldwide:
Common between 1 - 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Nystagmus can occur at any age.
Nystagmus can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Nystagmus
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Nystagmus:
Electronystagmography (ENG): To record the movement of the eyes
Electrooculography: To assess a patient's eye movements
Doctor for Diagnosis of Nystagmus
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Nystagmus:
Complications of Nystagmus if untreated
Yes, Nystagmus causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Nystagmus is left untreated:
Procedures for Treatment of Nystagmus
The following procedures are used to treat Nystagmus:
Surgery: Improves the abnormal head posture and visual function of people
Tenotomy: Improves visual activity and to lower the eye shaking
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Nystagmus
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Nystagmus:
Acupuncture: Beneficial for affected individuals
Occupational therapy: To treat nystagmus
Time for Treatment of Nystagmus
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Nystagmus to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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