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Nystagmus is a rhythmic, involuntary oscillation of one or both eyes. The “what causes” and “what can be done about” of nystagmus are constantly evolving.
Some forms of nystagmus are physiologic, whereas others are pathologic. Distinguishing infantile or congenital forms of nystagmus (with onset in the first month of life) from an acquired type is important because underlying neurologic disease is found more often in the acquired forms of nystagmus.
If your infant or child is suspected to have or has nystagmus, a thorough evaluation by a pediatric ophthalmologist is indicated.