• synonyms

congenital nystagmus

  1. A congenitally predetermined nystagmus caused by lesions sustained in utero or at the time of birth.
  2. An inherited, nonprogressive, usually sex-linked nystagmus without associated neurologic lesions.
  3. The nystagmus associated with albinism, achromatopsia, and hypoplasia of the macula.
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