4 thoughts on “Shifty Eyes on Wikipedia!

  1. i found your blog through wikipwedia. ia m not sure if i have nystagmus but i do have involuntary eye movements. they jump all over the place. i am seeing a vision therapist because my behavoral optometrist found that all of my eye to brain functions are way below normal. teaming, convergence, divergence, ec all suck! and when i read they bounce all over and i loose my place. it is getting worse the older i get and started about 6 years ago. acutiy is good and i have trificals now and corrected to 20/20 or better, yet it is impossible to read a story to my kids or read the newpaper.

  2. Hi Jo,
    I found your blog via wiki. Over the past year or so, my right eye has bothered me and I blamed it on getting older.
    My niece is studying to be a nurse practitoner and I was a test subject. She discovered my nystagmus.
    It isn’t bad, more of an annoyance. I now have experienced ( to a degree) an affliction that others have to live with daily. I appreciate your blog and keep up the good work. I love your attitude.

  3. Hi Heather and Rob!

    I’m glad you’ve found the blog informative.

    I am, however, a little concerned because it sounds like either one or both of you may have aquired nystagmus, which is different than congenital nystagmus. If you were not born with the condition and have only experienced it as an adult, I highly urge you to see an Ophthalmologist.

    Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (MDs). They are more qualified to advise you on the nature of your condition than any optometrist or optician. Acquired nystagmus usually only occurs when something else is wrong like a neurological disorder or trauma, some of which could be life threatening. It’s always best to rule out those more urgent causes than to just assume you have a benign form of nystagmus.

    I wish you both luck! Thanks for the support!



  4. Yes, the link stuck! I found your blog via Wikipedia.

    I’m doing some eye research, and this blog has been very helpful as an introduction to Nystagmus and some of the issues surrounding it. So, thank you. 🙂

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