Nystagmus

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Nystagmus

Nystagmus is a term used to describe a type of spontaneous eye movement, where it appears as if the eye is rhythmically beating to one side or the other. It is a common symptom of a number of different conditions including neurologic (or brain) disorders, seizures, chemical exposures, drug intoxications, and certain medications. Infants with various conditions or syndromes may also be born with nystagmus. This condition may interrupt vision or cause difficulty with balance. It is usually managed by treating the underlying condition.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Nystagmus" returned 318 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Unique case of midbrain tuberculoma presenting as isolated inferior rectus palsy with nystagmus.
 

Author(s): Akkayasamy Kowsalya, Umang Gajarlewar, Namrata G Adulkar, S Mahesh Kumar

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 04;66(4):599-602.

 

Isolated brain stem tuberculoma constitutes about 5% of all intracranial tuberculomas. A case of isolated inferior rectus palsy with downbeat nystagmus due to presumed midbrain tuberculoma in an immunocompetent patient is described here. This report documents a rare entity of a combination ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Visual Acuity Improves in Children and Adolescents With Idiopathic Infantile Nystagmus.
 

Author(s): Ben W R Balzer, Caroline J Catt, Milia Bou-Abdou, Frank J Martin

Journal: Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). ;7(2):99-101.

 

Idiopathic infantile nystagmus is associated with reduced visual acuity. Recent work has linked extraocular muscle surgery to improvements in visual acuity through childhood but no work has reported long-term secular trends in visual acuity in infantile nystagmus. Our aim is to describe ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A novel truncation mutation in associated with autosomal dominant congenital cataract with nystagmus.
 

Author(s): Yan Rao, Sufang Dong, Zuhua Li, Guohua Yang, Chunyan Peng, Ming Yan, Fang Zheng

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To identify the potential candidate genes for a large Chinese family with autosomal dominant congenital cataract (ADCC) and nystagmus, and investigate the possible molecular mechanism underlying the role of the candidate genes in cataractogenesis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Nystagmus" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acquired pendular nystagmus.
 

Author(s): Sarah Kang, Aasef G Shaikh

Journal: J. Neurol. Sci.. 2017 Apr;375():8-17.

 

Acquired pendular nystagmus is comprised of quasi-sinusoidal oscillations of the eyes significantly affecting gaze holding and clarity of vision. The most common causes of acquired pendular nystagmus include demyelinating disorders such as multiple sclerosis and the syndrome of ocular ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The clinical evaluation of infantile nystagmus: What to do first and why.
 

Author(s): Morgan Bertsch, Michael Floyd, Taylor Kehoe, Wanda Pfeifer, Arlene V Drack

Journal: Ophthalmic Genet.. ;38(1):22-33.

 

Infantile nystagmus has many causes, some life threatening. We determined the most common diagnoses in order to develop a testing algorithm.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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ANOMALOUS HEAD POSTURES IN STRABISMUS AND NYSTAGMUS DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT.
 

Author(s): Luminita Teodorescu

Journal: Rom J Ophthalmol. ;59(3):137-40.

 

Abnormal head positions are adopted in order to improve visual acuity, to avoid diplopia or to obtain a more comfortable binocular vision. The head can be turned or tilted toward right or left, with the chin rotated up or downwards or combination of these positions. The ophthalmologic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Expanded Access Study Amifampridine Phosphate in Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS), or Downbeat Nystagmus Patients
 

Status: Available

Condition Summary: Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome; Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome; Downbeat Nystagmus

 

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2018

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Bupivacaine Injection of Eye Muscles to Treat Strabismus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Strabismus; Esotropia; Exotropia; Graves Disease; Nystagmus

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2016

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Clinical, Cellular, and Molecular Investigation Into Oculocutaneous Albinism
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Albinism; Oculocutaneous Albinism; Foveal Hypoplasia; Hypopigmentation; Nystagmus

 

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2018

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