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 306 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pseudo-spontaneous nystagmus in horizontal semicircular canal canalolithiasis.
 

Author(s): Dong Hyuk Im, Young Soo Yang, Hyerang Choi, Seongjun Choi, Jung Eun Shin, Chang-Hee Kim

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(34):e7849.

 

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) involving horizontal semicircular canal (HSCC) is characterized by direction-changing positional nystagmus (DCPN) in a supine roll test, and the occurrence of spontaneous nystagmus in HSCC BPPV has been reported recently. The aim of this ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2017

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Nystagmus from Wernicke's Encephalopathy.
 

Author(s): Pria Anand, Daniel R Gold

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 Jul;377(4):e5.

 

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2017

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Magnetic Oculomotor Prosthetics for Acquired Nystagmus.
 

Author(s): Parashkev Nachev, Geoff E Rose, David H Verity, Sanjay G Manohar, Kelly MacKenzie, Gill Adams, Maria Theodorou, Quentin A Pankhurst, Christopher Kennard

Journal: Ophthalmology. 2017 Oct;124(10):1556-1564.

 

Acquired nystagmus, a highly symptomatic consequence of damage to the substrates of oculomotor control, often is resistant to pharmacotherapy. Although heterogeneous in its neural cause, its expression is unified at the effector-the eye muscles themselves-where physical damping of ...

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2017

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The terms "Nystagmus" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The cerebellum in eye movement control: nystagmus, coordinate frames and disconjugacy.
 

Author(s): V R Patel, D S Zee

Journal: Eye (Lond). 2015 Feb;29(2):191-5.

 

In this review we discuss several aspects of eye movement control in which the cerebellum is thought to have a key role, but have been relatively ignored. We will focus on the mechanisms underlying certain forms of cerebellar nystagmus, as well as the contributions of the cerebellum ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015

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Central ocular motor disorders, including gaze palsy and nystagmus.
 

Author(s): M Strupp, O Kremmyda, C Adamczyk, N Böttcher, C Muth, C W Yip, T Bremova

Journal: J. Neurol.. 2014 Sep;261 Suppl 2():S542-58.

 

An impairment of eye movements, or nystagmus, is seen in many diseases of the central nervous system, in particular those affecting the brainstem and cerebellum, as well as in those of the vestibular system. The key to diagnosis is a systematic clinical examination of the different ...

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2014

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Nystagmus in childhood.
 

Author(s): Eleni Papageorgiou, Rebecca J McLean, Irene Gottlob

Journal: Pediatr Neonatol. 2014 Oct;55(5):341-51.

 

Nystagmus is an involuntary rhythmic oscillation of the eyes, which leads to reduced visual acuity due to the excessive motion of images on the retina. Nystagmus can be grouped into infantile nystagmus (IN), which usually appears in the first 3-6 months of life, and acquired nystagmus ...

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2014

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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: 31 Jan 2017

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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: 18 Oct 2017

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