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What is nystagmus with symptoms such as double vision in one eye, low vision, trembling images, severe dizziness, and nodding in babies? What we need to know about the causes and treatment …


Nystagmus is the term used to describe involuntary repetitive eye movements that make it impossible for a person to keep their eyes steady on any object. These movements often cause decreased perception of vision and depth and can affect balance and coordination.

These involuntary eye movements often occur in the horizontal plane, but can also be vertical or cyclical. As a result, both eyes cannot display objects continuously. People with nystagmus can shake their heads and hold them in unusual positions to compensate for the condition. Fatigue and stress can make nystagmus worse.


Although the exact cause is generally unknown, nystagmus is most commonly caused by a neurological problem that develops before birth (congenital) or in early childhood. Acquired nystagmus that occurs later in life may be a symptom of another condition or disease, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, or trauma.

Other causes of nystagmus include:

* Glaucoma (Eye pressure)
* Albunism
* The absence of iris (pupil)
* Retinal (eye) disorders
* Down syndrome
* Congenital diseases
* Central nervous system diseases
* Alcohol, medication and toxic conditions


It is important to make a very good diagnostic distinction of nystagmus patients, as it depends on many causes and treatment options vary. Glasses, telescopic aids, drops, medication, and surgery where necessary, are the treatments applied to these patients.

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