Nystagmus is a condition where the eyes move rapidly and uncontrollably. They can move: side to side (horizontal nystagmus) up and down (vertical nystagmus) in a circle (rotary nystagmus)
Nystagmus most commonly affects both of the eyes. It may only last seconds, or may be permanent.
There are two types of nystagmus. In pendular nystagmus, the eye motion is like a pendulum swinging back and forth. Jerk nystagmus, the more common type, is characterized by eyes that drift slowly in one direction and then jerk back the o way. Doctors may notice nystagmus in a person being evaluated for dizziness, vertigo and other balance problems affecting the inner ear.
- Glasses or contact lenses. Clearer vision can help slow the rapid eye movements associated with nystagmus
- Eye muscle surgery
- Vision correction surgery
Recommended Glasses: standard glasses with a bifocal microscope or 1.7X wide-angle reading bioptics or distance bioptics