Congenital nystagmus, that is nystagmus present from birth, cannot be corrected with surgery. If the nystagmus is associated with a head-turn, sometimes a surgery can be performed on the eyes to decrease the head-turn. The surgery, however, will not eliminate the nystagmus. With the complexity of this patient's eye problems, I would recommend that she be seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist. There are two pediatric ophthalmologists in Baton Rouge, Dr. Bradley Black and Dr. Stephen Sessums.
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