What Causes Nystagmus In Dogs?


Congenital nystagmus is what i mean?

Nystagmus is an unintentional jittery movement of the eyes. Nystagmus usually involves both eyes and is often exaggerated by looking in a particular direction.

Minor degrees of nystagmus at the extremes of gaze are normal. Many conditions are associated with nystagmus. Sometimes, the brain's control of eye movements is poor, resulting in an inability to look steadily at an object.

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Can nystagmus be fixed or cured?

I have nystagmus in both eyes following a brain stem stroke, right worse than left. I also have partial hearing loss in my left ear. Are there surgeries or treatments available?

nystagmus is either congenital or acquired in general congenital nystagmus is easier to treat than the acquired
treatment is first directed to correct the refractive errors if they are present usually by lenses not spectacles, then Botulinum toxin may be used to dampen the nystagmus this usually requires multiple injection as the toxin effect wears of and it can lead to few complications as ptosis , diplopia
surgical treatment is done to remove the cause of nystagmus when its acquired as in removal of intracranial tumors and for congenital nystagmus extraocular muscle surgery for correction of nystagmus

Can an albino person with nystagmus have laser eye surgery or LASIK?

Can someone tell me more about nystagmus and how it can be treated? Can a near-sighted person with nystagmus undergo laser surgery? Thanks!

Unfortunately, there are no effective treatments for nystagmus. If you are albino, the albinism is causing your reduced vision, not the nystagmus.

LASIK is a substitute for glasses. Since glasses don't correct nystagmus LASIK won't either.

The movement of the eye will make it very difficult for the laser surgery to work properly and I doubt if any surgeon would agree to do it.

Is it possible to experience REM (rapid eye movement) before falling asleep?

When your trying to fall asleep, and just thinking about things? x Is there anyway to stop it, it's so annoying.

By the way, are you speaking about nystagmus?

"Nystagmus is a term to describe fast, uncontrollable movements of the eyes that may be:
•Side to side (horizontal nystagmus)
•Up and down (vertical nystagmus)
•Rotary (rotary or torsional nystagmus)
Depending on the cause, these movements may be in both eyes or in just one eye. The term "dancing eyes" has been used to describe nystagmus."


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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003037.htm

how can dizziness cause nystagmus in the blind?

i read the answer posted on this site on how dizziness causes nystagmus, however i have a blind dog who suffers from occasional bouts of nystagmus, so trying to "look" at something isn't an issue with her. it is assumed that she has occasional bouts of vestibular disease.

I doubt it.

Nystagmus is often an involuntary muscle.

Dizziness is more the inner ear.

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