Symptoms of Nystagmu
s include any of a set of abnormal Eye Movements
, in which
one or both eyes start a rapid, unwanted and uncontrolled movement. These
irregular movements could be top-down (vertical), sideways (horizontal),
circular (Rotary) position or a may well be a combination of all. Such eye
conditions are also commonly referred to as dancing eyes or involuntary eye
Nystagmus is often infantile and presents at birth or early infancy. Clinically,
it is characterised by involuntary movements of one or both eyes. Data generated
in India suggests that one child out of several thousand can have congenital
Causes & Types:
At kids eye Consult, we receive a string of patients every week, mostly kids and
we find the following as the lead causes of nystagmus
Congenital Nystagmus. A condition when a baby is diagnosed right at birth or
soon after with any or a combination of symptomatic eye movement irregularities.
This is present at all times
This occurs when one of the patient's eye is covered.
This can happen anytime because of diseases such as multiple
sclerosis, brain tumours, diabetic neuropathy, neurological Trauma, head injury
or sudden exposure to powerful flashlights.
Unless not induced by trauma or disease, nystagmus almost always is caused by
The two basic types of nystagmus are:
inner Ear-related (Vestibula)
Our qualified ophthalmologists at Kids Eye Consult will minutely exam
your child’s eyes for the exact nature of nystagmus. After full clinical
evaluation, we then determine the most suitable treatment plan in consultation
with patients or their caretakers /parents. We will test your vision and look
for any associated eye problems using our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
If you or any of known has any such symptom, then Visit us. We are there any
time at your service.
You may book your appointment online or drop directly at our Ambala clinic. Call
Currently Several Treatments for nystagmus are available that include
medical, optical or surgical interventions. In all cases, the goal of treatment
is to reduce visual symptoms like for instance blurred vision, oscillopsia. Any
treatment will be more effective with better monitoring. Hence make sure you
undergo regular eye exams so you can be checked for vision issues and any
associated health issues.
Our Line of treatment varies from case to case based on presentation and type of
Nystagmus that you present. All options are thoughtfully considered and
transparently shared with the patient caretakers. Our focus remains to lay bare
the exact causes and accordingly tweak your treatment plan. Patients with
nystagmus can have reduced vision and may require glasses.
Surgical interventions, if required, usually reduces the null positions,
lessening head tilt or circular movements. They are also aimed at relaxing
muscles and improving cosmetic appearance as well.
As part of the modern day treatment, certain drugs can also help reduce some
involuntary seesaw moments. Special glasses, Contact lenses and Low vision aids
make up part of the treatment options, where necessary.
At Kids Eye Consult
, Our goal of treatment focuses on reducing a patient ’s
visual symptoms like blurred vision, oscillopsia. This by decreasing the speed
of slow nystagmus phases or by suppressing saccadic oscillations. Preference is
accorded to treatments that reduce the abnormal eye movements without affecting
regular eye movements.
Social challenges and Medical Implications:
Nystagmus can adversely affect
otherwise routine aspects of a patients life. His or her demeanour, social
behaviour and how he or she relates to other people in public places etc. It can
also be detrimental on his/her educational and work prospects and even lowers
self-belief & confidence of such patients.
Research-driven Modern ophthalmic care is continuously exploring better cure
methods of Nystagmus. So don’t lose hope, as we at Kids eye consult
equipped, experienced and competent to handle your problems to your total
Allow us to help you for a bright future of your child.