INTERNATIONAL NYSTAGMUS AWARENESS DAY
International Nystagmus Awareness Day on June 20 brings attention to a condition that can cause severe vision problems among other concerns. Depending on the type of nystagmus, treatments and symptoms vary. Approximately 1 in 1000 babies are born with nystagmus, but adults are affected by it, too.
Nystagmus presents as drifting or wobbly eyes. Congenital nystagmus is primarily diagnosed in infancy or childhood. However, acquired nystagmus can be caused by illness or side effects of prescribed or misused medications. Congenital nystagmus is more prevalent.
Treatments include contact lenses, glasses, medication, and even surgical interventions. As with many conditions, early intervention is important. Depending on the type of nystagmus and the cause, a physician will determine the best approach to treatment.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Learn how to live with nystagmus, its treatments and how to find support. Use #NystagmusAwarenessDay to share your journey and find out more. Visit the Nystagmus Network Nystagmus Awareness Day page for more information.
The Nystagmus Network sponsors International Nystagmus Awareness Day to promote worldwide support, fund research, and raise awareness for the eye condition.
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