An Approach to Nystagmus

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Identifier 19780215_nanos_varsubjectssympos1_03
Title An Approach to Nystagmus
Creator Robert B. Daroff, MD, Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine, CASE Western Reserve University, University Hospitals - Case Medical Center
Subject Nystagmus; Slow Eye Movement Subsystem; High Gain Instability; Vestibular Tone Imbalance; Pursuit Tone Imbalance; Integrator Leak
Description Nystagmus, the rhythmic to and fro oscillation of the eye, has often been regarded as enigmatic. In fact, the distinguished neuro-ophthalmologist Wilbrand once advised "never write on nystagmus, it will lead you nowhere." The word nystagmus is derived from the Greek word (nystagmus) meaning drowsiness which, in turn, is derived from (nystazein) - to nod in one's sleep. This is a curious derivation since almost all forms of nystagmus are absent during sleep and seem to require wakefulness for full development.
Relation is Part of NANOS 1978: Various Subjects Symposium (Session 1)
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Context URL The NANOS Annual Meeting Neuro-Ophthalmology Collection:
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 1978 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 1978. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
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Setname ehsl_novel_nam
ID 183800
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