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Understanding Your Eyesight

Nystagmus

Nystagmus refers to an ophthalmological term describing the rhythmical movement of the eyes. The visual disorder manifests itself differently with the movement of the eye restricted within a certain range and normally does not become pathological. A good example is when you turn and look through the window of a car or house. It is estimated that about 10% of healthy people can voluntarily make such an eye movement; however, there are other forms of involuntary Nystagmus that have been impossible to treat and is referred to as abnormal Nystagmus.

Congenital Nystagmus

Nystagmus can be traditionally placed into two categories namely:

Main causes of Nystagmus

Although there are many causes of Nystagmus, two causes have been documented as the most common.

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