Ocular flutter is a rare eye condition in which there is involuntary fast and small movement of eye in horizontal direction without any saccadic interval. A saccade is rapid eye movement that occurs when the eye fixes from one point to another in the visual field. In ocular flutter the eye after one main saccade makes another saccade involuntarily and rapidly in another opposite direction.
Ocular Flutter Causes:
The pathophysiology of ocular flutter is not yet very well understood by researchers. It is a rare eye disorder. But on the other hand there are many people who can produce ocular flutter voluntarily during the convergence. This can be identified because the pupil gets constricted during the convergence.
Is There any Treatment for Ocular Flutter:
There is no treatment yet found to cure ocular flutter. It is caused by some disease related in the brain. The dysfunction really occurs in the pontine cells of brain. The normal function of these cells is to prevent involuntary eye movement. Treatment is mainly aimed at the underlying cause. For example treatment of underlying cancer such as small cell lung cancer or breast cancer can reduce manifestation of ocular flutter. Corticosteroid, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and immune modulator can improve viral encephalitis and panneoplastic syndrome.