Periodic alternating nystagmus provoked by an attack of Ménière's disease

Bill Chiu, Timothy C. Hain*

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Periodic alternating nystagmus is a rare central nervous system disorder in which the eyes undergo a horizontal jerk nystagmus that periodically reverses direction. A patient with a hypoplastic cerebellum and enlarged cisterna magna exhibited transient periodic alternating nystagmus following an attack of Ménière's disease. We hypothesize that in susceptible individuals with cerebellar disturbances, periodic alternating nystagmus may be transiently induced by vestibular stimuli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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