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asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th February, 2020

What causes nystagmus other than alcohol?

Nystagmus may be due to causes other than alcohol in three to four percent of the population. Some of these causes include seizure medications, phencyclidine (PCP), barbiturates and other depressants.

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Keeping this in view, what can cause HGN?

Optokinetic Nystagmus can give an officer a “false positive” for clues during the scoring of the HGN test. Optokinetic Nystagmus in a person's eye can be caused by flashing lights or objects moving quickly across the field of view of the suspect.

Furthermore, what does a nystagmus indicate? Nystagmus is a vision condition in which the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements. These movements often result in reduced vision and depth perception and can affect balance and coordination. These involuntary eye movements can occur from side to side, up and down, or in a circular pattern.

Beside this, what causes nystagmus alcohol?

The presence of such alcohol or drugs in the body's system results in jerking or bouncing movements in the eyeball. The higher a person's blood alcohol content level, the more obvious the nystagmus becomes.

Does everyone have nystagmus?

Nystagmus causes, symptoms and challenges As mentioned above, most people with nystagmus are born with the condition or develop it early in life. Unless induced by trauma or disease, nystagmus almost always is caused by neurological problems. Two other classifications of nystagmus are: Optokinetic (eye related)

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