A small child is playing with friends. She waers glasses and a blind fold which she has pulled down to reveal one eye. She is smiling cheekily.


Diagnosing nystagmus can be quite a lengthy process. From the time the eye movements are first noticed to establishing a possible cause there may be a whole raft of medical appointments and tests.

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An adult is having her eyes tested.


There are some treatments which can help with nystagmus. There are surgical options and drug therapies, though these are not suitable or effective in every case. Eye drops, prisms in glasses and other aids can also help.

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