Infantile esotropia with nystagmus: A treatable cause of oscillatory head movements in children

Michael C. Brodsky, Kenneth W. Wright

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Abstract

Objective: To document the resolution of oscillatory head movements following surgical realignment of the eyes in children with infantile esotropia and nystagmus. Method: Retrospective review of 3 children who had infantile esotropia, nystagmus, and unexplained head shaking or head nodding. Results: Strabismus surgery restored ocular alignment and produced resolution of the head shaking in all patients. In 1 patient, head shaking accompanied recurrence of the esotropia and again resolved following surgical realignment of the eyes. Conclusions: Head shaking or head nodding can rarely be associated with infantile esotropia and nystagmus. In this syndrome, surgical realignment of the eyes may produce simultaneous resolution of the head oscillations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1079-1081
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume125
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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