Pronounced: ni-STAG-musEn Español (Spanish Version)
Nystagmus is a type of involuntary movement of the eyes. The movement varies between slow and fast and usually involves both eyes.
Different types of nystagmus are:
- Vertical—up and down
- Infantile—tends to develop between 6 weeks and 3 months of age
- Acquired—occurs later in life
Last reviewedOctober 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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