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Pathologic Nystagmus Summary

Description: Involuntary movements of the eye that are divided into two types, jerk and pendular. Jerk nystagmus has a slow phase in one direction followed by a corrective fast phase in the opposite direction, and is usually caused by central or peripheral vestibular dysfunction. Pendular nystagmus features oscillations that are of equal velocity in both directions and this condition is often associated with visual loss early in life. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p272)

Also Known As: Nystagmus, Pathologic; Conjugate Nystagmus; Dissociated Nystagmus; Fatigable Positional Nystagmus; Multidirectional Nystagmus Show All >>

Networked: 156 relevant articles (14 outcomes, 11 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pathologic Nystagmus

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. gabapentin (Neurontin) : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 19 results : FDA 37 Generic
  2. Baclofen : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 27 results : FDA 31 Generic
  3. Memantine (Namenda) : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 15 results : FDA 12
  4. 4-Aminopyridine (4 Aminopyridine) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  5. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 1 outcome in 4 results : IBA
  6. GABA-B Receptor Agonists : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  7. Voltage-Gated Potassium Channels (Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  8. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 2
  9. Trimeprazine (Alimemazine) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. Enzymes : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pathologic Nystagmus

  1. Pathologic Nystagmus
  2. Multiple Sclerosis
  3. Tremor (Tremors)
  4. Refractive Errors (Refractive Error)
  5. Retinal Dystrophies
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Key Therapies for Pathologic Nystagmus

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  1. Contact Lenses : 1 outcome in 2 results
  2. Off-Label Use : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Optical Devices : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Tenotomy : 1 study in 3 results
  5. Sutures (Suture) : 1 study in 2 results
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