The prevalence of strabismus in congenital nystagmus: The influence of anterior visual pathway disease

Michael C. Brodsky, Katherine J. Fray

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine the influence of underlying visual system disorders on the risk of developing strabismus in children with congenital nystagmus. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 82 cases of congenital nystagmus from a pediatric ophthalmology referral practice. Results: Strabismus was found in 50% of children with congenital nystagmus. The prevalence of strabismus was 82% in children with bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia, 53% in patients with albinism, 36% in children with congenital retinal dystrophies, and 17% in children with idiopathic congenital nystagmus. Conclusion: The risk that a child with congenital nystagmus will have strabismus develop can be predicted from the nature of the underlying visual disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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