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Causes of Nystagmus

Causes of Nystagmus

The most common type of nystagmus is present at birth or shortly thereafter. Acquired cases of nystagmus later in life are due to drugs or medication, head injury, stroke, brain tumors and multiple sclerosis.

List of causes of Nystagmus

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Nystagmus) that could possibly cause Nystagmus includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Nystagmus

Causes of Nystagmus (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Nystagmus that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Nystagmus: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Nystagmus, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Nystagmus:

  • Large chiasmal glioma
  • Large craniopharyngiomas
  • Large suprasellar tumors

Nystagmus: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Nystagmus: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Nystagmus as a symptom:

Conditions listing Nystagmus as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Nystagmus. Our database lists the following as having Nystagmus as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Nystagmus:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Nystagmus as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Related information on causes of Nystagmus:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Nystagmus may be found in:


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