Congenital Nystagmus (Infantile Nystagmus) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 28, 2017
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Ocular oscillations that mimic nystagmus include the following:

  • Ocular flutter
  • Opsoclonus
  • Ocular bobbing
  • Ocular dysmetria
  • Superior oblique myokymia
  • Square wave jerks
  • Voluntary nystagmus
  • Convergence-retraction nystagmus associated with the dorsal midbrain syndrome

Differential Diagnoses