A novel device to record nystagmus on critical care at night

Kazuhiko Kubo, Mitsuru Ohashi, Takamasa Yoshida, Kazunori Kubota, Shizuo Komune

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Vertigo is one of most common complaints among emergency department patients. It is most important to check the nystagmus when emergency doctors see patients with vertigo. However, there are many cases where we cannot make any diagnosis in the otorhino-laryngological clinic the day following a patient's vertigo attack because the nystagmus has already vanished. In order to resolve this medical problem, we developed a novel method that could record nystagmus anywhere and anytime. This system is very easy for any doctor to record and save the nystagmus in the dark. As a result, we have been able to make a true diagnosis even if patients had nystagmus transiently. We expect that this recording system may lead in the future to a more fulfilling medical practice in the case of patients with vertigo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalEquilibrium Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Clinical Neurology


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