Congenital Nystagmus (Infantile Nystagmus) Follow-up

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

Complications

Strabismus surgery carries anesthesia risks, as well as the risk of vision loss. This consideration becomes more important when potential benefits are less certain.

Alternative therapy is probably harmless at worst but should not delay diagnosis or treatment of an underlying disorder.

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Prognosis

Nystagmus intensity (frequency x amplitude) often improves spontaneously with increasing age but depends on etiology.

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