My 75 yr old mother recently had cataract surgery in her left eye. After the surgery she developed nystagmus in both eyes. She is legally blind in her right eye and has postponed the cataract surgery for that eye until the left eye settles down. Her eye doctor has refused to give her a prescription for new corrective lenses until both eyes have had the cataract surgery. She is unable to read, watch TV, and cannot see much. She must wear very dark glasses to prevent the nystagmus from getting worse. This has been going on for several weeks now and she is frightened out of her wits. I have been researching nystagmus and I am now wondering if the disease was brought out by the cataract surgery. About 50 years ago, my mother's obstetrician told her that it was a "freak of nature" that she wasn't albino. She has very white blond hair, pink skin and sky blue eyes. She has never been tested to see if she is albino. Can nystagmus be caused by cataract surgery? If she is an albino, would that contribute to the nystagmus developing after the surgery? What can be done to treat the nystagmus to restore her vision?