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Case Report

Dancing eye syndrome: a case presentation

Authors:

Ruth M. Parker ,

Orthoptic Department, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
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BMedSci (Hons)
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Richard S. Edwards

Orthoptic Department, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
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FRCS FRCOphth
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Abstract

Aim: To describe a case of a 14-month-old girl who presented to the eye clinic with unusual bouts of horizontal nystagmoid movements.

Methods: The orthoptic findings are presented, along with the investigation results, underlying pathology, treatment and long-term prognosis.

Results: A thoracic neuroblastoma was identified on chest X-ray and subsequent CT scan. After resection of the tumour the initial presenting sign of intermittent opsoclonus persisted.

Conclusions: This case shows the presentation of an infant with dancing eye syndrome (DES), secondary to a thoracic neuroblastoma. Following the surgical resection of the primary tumour the intermittent opsoclonus remained. The ocular motility slowly returned to normal but some neurological sequelae persisted.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22599/bioj.62
How to Cite: Parker, R.M. and Edwards, R.S., 2012. Dancing eye syndrome: a case presentation. British and Irish Orthoptic Journal, 9, pp.78–79. DOI: http://doi.org/10.22599/bioj.62
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Published on 01 Aug 2012.
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