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What are some other treatments for nystagmus?

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Some drugs may ease symptoms in adults but not children. These include the anti-seizure medicine gabapentin (Neurontin), the muscle relaxant baclofen (Lioresal), and onabotulinumtoxina (Botox). For people who are very nearsighted, LASIK or Visian ICL can help improve eyesight. 

From: Nystagmus WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Akron Children's Hospital: "Information About Congenital Nystagmus."

EyeSmart, American Academy of Ophthalmology: "What is Nystagmus?" "Nystagmus Causes," "Nystagmus Symptoms," "Nystagmus Diagnosis," "Nystagmus Treatment."

American Optometric Association: "Nystagmus."

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: "Nystagmus."

Medscape: "Congenital Nystagmus."

American Nystagmus Network: "Nystagmus Frequently Asked Questions," "Information for Parents of School Children with Nystagmus."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Akron Children's Hospital: "Information About Congenital Nystagmus."

EyeSmart, American Academy of Ophthalmology: "What is Nystagmus?" "Nystagmus Causes," "Nystagmus Symptoms," "Nystagmus Diagnosis," "Nystagmus Treatment."

American Optometric Association: "Nystagmus."

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: "Nystagmus."

Medscape: "Congenital Nystagmus."

American Nystagmus Network: "Nystagmus Frequently Asked Questions," "Information for Parents of School Children with Nystagmus."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 07, 2019

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