See-saw nystagmus after strabismus surgery

L. Mewis, Rosa A. Tang, M. L. Mazow

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A 7-year-old child underwent craniotomy for a craniopharyngioma. One month later she developed a divergence excess type exotropia and had strabismus surgery 11 months later. The day after strabismus surgery, the parents noted abnormal eye movements that represented see-saw nystagmus. The patient had a small esotropia after surgery, but it was found that stimulated convergence controlled the nystagmus. This case illustrates the dual central and ocular influence on the development of see-saw nystagmus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-305
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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