Nystagmus is a condition of the eye that is characterized by involuntary eye movement. The condition is mostly acquired during infancy or even later in life and causes limited or reduced vision. There are typically two types of nystagmus – pathological and physiological. The condition can be due to congenital eye disorders, disorders with the central nervous system, drug abuse or alcohol abuse.
HOW IS NYSTAGMUS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Nystagmus is done by an ophthalmologist who would observe your vision and also do a few vision and movement tests.
HOW IS NYSTAGMUS TREATED?
The treatment can be carried out with medication as well as surgery. Botox and Baclofen are some of the medicines that can help in treating this condition, while eyeglasses, contact lenses and surgery to reduce the null positions which focusing, can also be used.
DID YOU KNOW?
The two basic kinds of nystagmus are eye related and inner ear related.