January 18, 2021
Congenital Nystagmus Treatments.
There are a number of causes for congenital nystagmus, therefore it is important to be diagnosed correctly in order to be prescribed with the best congenital nystagmus treatments.
The most common congenital nystagmus treatment includes eyeglasses and contact lenses, though contact lenses are shown to be more effective since the lens moves with the eye. This allows your vision to remain consistent in all different positions.
Treatment with drugs is based on freezing muscle impulses and decreasing involuntary eye movements. These treatments listed above are temporary and might result in a variety of undesirable side effects, such as double vision and facial drooping.
Congenital nystagmus treatments may include surgery, where negative effects alleviate by altering the position of the eye muscles in a way that can decrease nystagmus. This allows patients to improve their vision while keeping their heads in a comfortable position.
Another type of Congenital nystagmus treatment is Biofeedback therapy. Biofeedback therapy trains the patient to control some physiological processes for example heart rate or muscle tension.
Recent studies found that biofeedback techniques can be successful in Nystagmus patients by regaining control of the eye movements.
Biofeedback is particularly useful for patients who often find that the symptoms of the condition increase in times of stress or anxiety.
Although living with nystagmus presents many challenges, patients live fulfilling and comfortable lives.
Early and accurate diagnosis is important in order to determine the correct treatment. False diagnosis among children makes it difficult for them to receive the support they need.
RevitalVision offers a special training program that can improve, visual acuity and depth perception. This technique is based on Gabor patches which stimulate specific areas in the brain so that it can maximize its efficiency from the information received from the eye resulting in an increase of 2.5 lines in visual acuity and a 100% improvement in contrast sensitivity.