Have you had any experience with Nystagmus? If so, what was it?

  1. ThompsonPen profile image79
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    Have you had any experience with Nystagmus? If so, what was it?

    Nystagmus is when your eyes jerk from side to side involuntarily.

  2. tebo profile image86
    teboposted 5 years ago

    My son had Nystagmus as a child. Actually he still does, but it is probably not so bad. It means that the eyes are not still, they kind of jump around a bit, not a lot, kind of shake. I always thought they were continually trying to refocus. Don't know if that is right. Anyway hope that helps.

  3. innerspin profile image92
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    After nerve damage to my inner ear some years back, I get nystagmus at times. The balance system is linked to the occular reflex, so if your balance goes wrong, eye movement can be affected. If I have a spell of vertigo, when it feels like the room is spinning, my eyes will move - a bit like when someone's just got off a fast roundabout.

    A test used to diagnose inner ear malfunctions, the caloric test, induces nystagmus to see if the balance system works properly. I had that test, which was a wierd experience. One minute, fine, next minute, room spinning, eyes out of control. Sometimes I have to try hard to focus on things. It can be a drag. You do sort of get used to it after a while.