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Epileptic Nystagmus

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Definition - What does Epileptic Nystagmus mean?

Nystagmus is a vision condition in which the eyes make repetitive and uncontrolled movements. These movements may include eye movement from side to side, up and down or in circular movements. Nystagmus can cause a reduction in vision, depth perception, coordination and balance. It is not uncommon for nystagmus to be exacerbated by stress or fatigue. Nystagmus can also be exaggerated by excessive consumption of alcohol.

There are several different types of nystagmus that can sometimes be used to explain why a person may have failed a field sobriety test. Epileptic nystagmus is the involuntary movement of the eyes during an epileptic seizure.

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