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rapid eye movement
i have a 10mth old baby that has rapid eye movement while awake...this started around 4mths old i have taken him to an eye specialist and also hav seen a pead doctor they both dont know what could be causing it but want an MRI done... could u pls give me some idea as to what they may be looking for.... i have done research and hav found that this could be related to aspergers... i have a child with this but he doesnt have rapid eye movement...any answers would really help thanks...
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Hi,
Uncontrolled and rapid eye movement is called Nystagmus . This may be -CONGENITAL NYSTAGMUS.Congenital nystagmus is usually mild, does not change in severity, and is not associated with any other disorder.Affected people are not aware of the eye movements, although they may be noticed by a careful observer. If the movements are of large magnitude, visual acuity (sharpness of vision) may be less than 20/20. Surgery may improve visual acuity. Rarely, nystagmus occurs as a result of congenital diseases of the eye that cause poor vision. Although this is rare, an ophthalmologist should evaluate any child with nystagmus to check for eye disease.
ACQUIRED NYSTAGMUS- Inner ear disorders such as labyrinthitis or Meniere's disease can lead to acquired nystagmus. However, the most common cause is probably toxic -- certain drugs or medication, including Dilantin (an antiseizure medication), or any sedating medicines can harm the labyrinth. Any disease of the brain (such as multiple sclerosis or brain tumors) can cause nystagmus if the areas controlling eye movements are damaged. Please discuss these possibilities with the opthalmologist . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
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