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Eye shaking back and forth rapidly since childhood. Genetic disorder?

Hello, my eyes shake back and forth rapidly. They have been doing this for a long time now, since I was born. I wanted to find out why they do this and if I plan to have children with they inherent this trait? When I was born there was a possibly of me being blind but doctors fixed that and the result are my eyes shaking from left to right. Please help me I am worried.
Asked On : Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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The shaking of eyes is called nystagmus. There are many congenital causes for nystagmus. It is not exactly a disease but tells that there is an underlying eye problem which is interfering with the vision. No it is not heriditary per se ( but its causative diseases could be). You need to consult an ophthalmologist so as to know the cause of the nystagmus.


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