Congenital nystagmus are involuntary rhythmic movements of the eyes that manifest themselves when the infant is a few weeks or months old. Movements can be horizontal, vertical or rotational.
Congenital nystagmus is associated with eye diseases or neurological diseases:
Some children with nystagmus have a mild decrease in visual acuity, while others have low vision.
Congenital nystagmus is maintained throughout life, but decreases slightly with growth.
Children with nystagmus can improve their vision by applying special contact lenses, which limit eye mobility. At the same time, they can use customized low-vision glasses to significantly increase their visual acuity.