An update on acquired nystagmus

Semin Ophthalmol. 2008 Mar-Apr;23(2):91-7. doi: 10.1080/08820530801888089.


Proper evaluation and treatment of acquired nystagmus requires accurate characterization of nystagmus type and visual effects. This review addresses important historical and examination features of nystagmus and current concepts of pathogenesis and treatment of gaze-evoked nystagmus, nystagmus due to vision loss, acquired pendular nystagmus, peripheral and central vestibular nystagmus, and periodic alternating nystagmus.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic* / diagnosis
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic* / drug therapy
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic* / etiology