Meet our newest piece of diagnostic equipment. It allows us to evaluate every eye-movement the brain can produce both reflexively and actively.
This piece of equipment is called a VNG, short for Videonystagmography. I’ve heard this called Video Oculography as well, but they mean the same thing.
What this test allows us to do is to identify areas of the brain that aren’t working efficiently and based on the finding of each particular test it allows us to develop a very specific rehabilitation program for each part of the brain. Many of these abnormal movements cannot be seen with the naked eye, so we able to see problems where other physicians cannot.
Symptoms of abnormal eye movements we have seen are: headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo, balance issues, chronic neck, shoulder and back pain, poor sports performance, poor attention and focusing, issues reading, problems driving a car or riding in a plane, chronic fatigue, as well as others.
Below you will see a “normal” and an “abnormal” test, which shows you how the eyes should be moving, and what happens when the eyes aren’t moving well.
ABNORMAL EYE MOVEMENTS (Pursuit test)
NORMAL EYE MOVEMENTS (Pursuit Test)
If you have any questions regarding the symptoms you are experiencing, and you think your eyes might be to blame, please give us a call for an evaluation and let us develop a rehab program for you and your eyes so you can get back to living a normal life.