What Is Nystagmus? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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What part of the body is affected by nystagmus?

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1. Which type of nystagmus is present from birth?

2. Which of the following may aggravate nystagmus (i.e., make it worse)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is nystagmus and in what ways does it affect day-to-day life? This quiz tests your knowledge of the types of nystagmus and associated irritants and problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following quiz questions focus on:

  • Types of nystagmus
  • Symptoms of nystagmus
  • Factors known to intensify the problems of nystagmus

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nystagmus in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding nystagmus and identify associated symptoms
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the two main types of nystagmus

Additional Learning

For more information on nystagmus, see the lesson called What is Nystagmus? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. Information covered in this lesson includes:

  • Treatments for nystagmus
  • Different causes of nystagmus
  • Factors that worsen nystagmus