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Nystagmus in infancy and childhood: characteristics and evidence for treatment.
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PMID:  21061884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
PURPOSE: To discuss the common characteristics of infants and children with nystagmus and review treatments and their evidence.
METHODS: The NEI-sponsored classification of eye movement abnormalities and strabismus and a PubMed search for papers from 1995 through 2005 on interventions for Infantile Nystagmus Syndrome (INS) are reviewed.
RESULTS: The review of treatments revealed 18 papers on surgical or pharmacological interventions and six papers describing other interventions. There is only one randomized controlled trial, with all the other studies being uncontrolled trials/case series.
CONCLUSIONS: Previous science and studies on interventions for nystagmus in infancy and childhood have laid an important foundation for future work in this field, which should include a randomized clinical trial.
Richard W Hertle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American orthoptic journal     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0065-955X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Orthopt J     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370520     Medline TA:  Am Orthopt J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Center of Akron, Children's Hospital, Ohio, USA.
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