Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol 2001;(282):43-6
Fabre K, Smet-Dieleman H, Zeyen T.
Dienst Oogheelkunde, A.Z. Middelheim, Antwerpen.
Acquired Pendular Nystagmus (APN) may cause distressing visual symptoms in patients who are already suffering a severe general disease.
Averbuch-Heller et al. conducted the first double-blind controlled study on treatment for APN.
They showed that gabapentin substantially reduces pendular nystagmus and significantly increases visual acuity in the majority of patients.
We present a patient with APN due to multiple sclerosis who suffered severe oscillopsy and reduction of visual acuity and who substantially benefited from a trial treatment with this agent.