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Characteristic eye movements found in spasmus nutans



Spasmus nutans is an acquired form of nystagmus that occurs in children typically within the first 2 years of life. It presents as a clinical triad of 1) nystagmus 2) head bobbing 3) torticollis. The current theory holds among researchers that head bobbing and torticollis are compensatory mechanisms that improve vision by reducing the frequency and asymmetry of the nystagmus.



Video by Kathleen B. Digre, M.D. - Moran Eye Center



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