Electronystagmographic investigation in X-linked ocular albinism

R. Salati, R. Magni, M. Musolino, P. Nucci, F. Polenghi

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Albinism represents the most frequent cause of nystagmus induced by visual sensory disorders. We studied five patients aged between three and five years with ocular albinism with the aim of identifying the characteristics of nystagmic oscillations. The patients underwent complete ophthalmological examination and electronystagmography (ENG). ENG revealed either pendular or jerk waveforms (or both) with the same complex effects of fixation seen in those with idiopathic congenital nystagmus. Three children presented face turn due to reduced severity of nystagmus in lateroversion. Latent nystagmus was not observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-215
Number of pages7
JournalOphthalmic Genetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Albinism
  • Eye movement recording
  • Nystagmus
  • X-linked albinism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Genetics(clinical)


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