Congenital Nystagmus (Infantile Nystagmus) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Edsel B Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC, PhD, MA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Ocular oscillations that mimic nystagmus include the following:

  • Ocular flutter

  • Opsoclonus

  • Ocular bobbing

  • Ocular dysmetria

  • Superior oblique myokymia

  • Square wave jerks

  • Voluntary nystagmus

  • Convergence-retraction nystagmus associated with the dorsal midbrain syndrome

Differential Diagnoses