Children with nystagmus often also have strabismus, amblyopia and refractive abnormalities
Treatment of nystagmus
Children with nystagmus often also have strabismus, amblyopia and refractive abnormalities. All these problems are corrected the same way as to children without nystagmus.
Although these methods will never lead vision to normal levels (since the element of nystagmus will remain), they are necessary to improve the child's vision as possible.
If a child has adaptive esotropia, the glasses given mitigate the impression of nystagmus’ movements improving its appearance. Adding some color to the lenses of the glasses can also help.
The operations of strabismus are performed the same way as in children without nystagmus and the abnormal head posture can significantly be improved. Surgery in children with nystagmus but with normal posture of the head is generally not recommended.
Because nystagmus is exacerbated in situations of emotional stress, various pharmaceutical treatments have also been proposed for its treatment.