General information on Nystagmus
Nystagmus (also known as jerking eye, dollís eye, or quivering eye) is the involuntary movements of the eyes in a side-to-side or jerking manner. The movements will be slower in one direction and faster in the other. Nystagmus can occur in either one or both of the eyes. Nystagmus indicates a disorder of the vestibular system.
Symptoms of Nystagmus
Some of the symptoms for nystagmus may be a side-to-side jerking motion of the eyes, uncoordinated eye movement, difficulty walking, tilting of the head to one side, falling or turning to one side, or dizziness.
Treatments for Nystagmus
The treatment for nystagmus is directed at the underlying cause of the condition which is usually a disorder in the vestibular system.
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Nystagmus experience by - Mrs G
I adopted a Siamese-mix (rescued) adult cat. She did not acclimate to my other cat and dog. I noticed her eyes were going back and forth a bit, so I took her int to the veterinarian. She has nystagmus. There is no infection causing it. She is fully vaccinated, so its probably not a contagious disease. I am treating her for anxiety and will seek out vererinary advice from a veterinarian who is more well-informed about Nystagmus in Siamese cats.
I read the other comments and I was quite horrified that people wrote that their cat had been hit by a truck and they did not seek veterinary attention for them. Shame on you!! Also, stop trying to save a few dollars and take your cat to the vet!!! I think its OK to Google for information, but its NEVER ok to practice veterinary medicine without a license. TAKE YOUR COMPANIONS TO THE VET IF THEY ARE INJURED, SICK OR EXHIBITING SIGHS OF ILLNESS LIKE NYSTAGMUS!!
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