10 Nystagmus Symptoms

By lynda
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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Sensitivity to Light

Individuals with nystagmus may experience light sensitivity or photophobia. This occurs when the environment is too bright for the person and causes them discomfort. When it's extreme, the person's vision can be reduced.

Photophobia is related to the connection between the cells in the eyes that detect light and the nerve that connects them to the brain, where the information is processed. The sensitivity may be worsened by certain wavelengths, such as the blue light from phones and computers.


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