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Diseases » Nystagmus » Summary
 

What is Nystagmus?

What is Nystagmus?

  • Nystagmus: Involuntary jerky eye movements.
  • Nystagmus: Involuntary movements of the eyeballs. The presence or absence of nystagmus is often used in the diagnosis of a variety of neurological and visual disorders.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Nystagmus: involuntary movements of the eyeballs; the presence or absence of nystagmus is used to diagnose a variety of neurological and visual disorders.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Nystagmus: Introduction

Types of Nystagmus:

Broader types of Nystagmus:

What causes Nystagmus?

Causes of Nystagmus: see causes of Nystagmus

What are the symptoms of Nystagmus?

Symptoms of Nystagmus: see symptoms of Nystagmus

Can anyone else get Nystagmus?

More information: see contagiousness of Nystagmus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Nystagmus

Nystagmus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Nystagmus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Nystagmus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Nystagmus: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Nystagmus.
Treatments for Nystagmus: see treatments for Nystagmus

Society issues for Nystagmus


Hospitalization statistics for Nystagmus: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Nystagmus:

  • 0.002% (218) of hospital consultant episodes were for nystagmus and other irregular eye movements in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for nystagmus and other irregular eye movements required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for nystagmus and other irregular eye movements were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for nystagmus and other irregular eye movements were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for nystagmus and other irregular eye movements required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Nystagmus:

Organs and body systems related to Nystagmus include:

Name and Aliases of Nystagmus

Main name of condition: Nystagmus

Other names or spellings for Nystagmus:

Nystagmus: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Nystagmus:

  • Large chiasmal glioma
  • Large craniopharyngiomas
  • Large suprasellar tumors
 

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