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February 2005

The Spin Test in Latent Nystagmus

Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(2):285. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.2.285-a

I read with interest the article by Brodsky et al,1 but there appears to be a typing mistake in the legend for Figure 2, which may be potentially misleading.

In the legend to Figure 2 (page 205), the authors state, “Latent nystagmus decreases with spinning toward the fixating eye and increases with spinning toward the occluded eye.” Based on previous statements in the article and on the subsequent statements in the figure legend, when the patient is spun to the right (toward the fixating eye), the intensity of nystagmus increases.