Archive for September 10th, 2009

Nystagmus?

You will most likely hear the word “nystagmus” used when being evaluated by your physical therapist for vestibular disorders (i.e. BPPV). Nystagmus is the involuntary movement of the eye, which can be caused by the impairment of the vestibular system such as BPPV and Meniere’s  (it can also be caused by a slew of other disorders).

With BPPV, an inner ear disorder, the eye will move towards the affected ear. This will be noticeable to your physical therapist when they do your evaluation.

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