When the eye involuntarily swings from one side to another in a rapid motion, the condition may be called Nystagmus. Patients suffering from this condition will usually develop the same at an early age. Nausea and vertigo are the main symptoms of this condition.
HOW IS NYSTAGMUS DIAGNOSED?
The condition is rather evident and can be diagnosed by an ophthalmology specialist with a number of non-invasive standard eye tests. Caloric reflex test is the most common test that helps with diagnosis of this condition. Orthoptists may also use optokinetic drum, electrooculography to assess the eye movements.
HOW IS NYSTAGMUS TREATED?
There are various include an earlier drug called Baclofen along with memantine and levetiracetam. There is also a surgical option available for treating this issue. Besides the treatment and medication, eye exercises are also recommended for such individuals.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is no treatment available for most people born with this condition or congenital nystagmus. The acquired form of this disorder can be treated once the cause has been established.