The involuntary fast eye movements from side to side or up and down is known as nystagmus. An individual with this condition could can have reduced or limited vision. Dizziness could also be a symptom 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?
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.