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BrainWaves #25 Introduction to nystagmus

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

Abnormal eye movements can be...abnormal. We have already briefly covered efferent dysfunction in an earlier episode ("#9 Teaching through clinical cases: Painless ophthalmoparesis"), but now Dr. Ali Hamedani is back and excited to discuss how we characterize and localize nystagmus in the central nervous system.

BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision-making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient health-identifying information. This episode was vetted and approved by Robert Avery.


Liu GT, Volpe NJ, Galetta SL. Neuro-Ophthalmology: Diagnosis And Management. 2nd ed. Elsevier, 2010:587-610.

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