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ENG (Electronystagmogram) in Miami, FL

Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading treatment centers specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological conditions. Our physicians sometimes prescribe an ENG (electronystagmogram) to help diagnose certain conditions. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

Electronystagmogram (ENG) is a diagnostic procedure used to measure rapid eye movements (involuntary) and normal eye movement. The test is often used in the diagnosis of patients suffering from vertigo dizziness, and imbalance.

When Is an ENG Recommended?

An ENG is recommended as a diagnostic procedure to identify disorders of the inner ears, certain parts of the brain, and associated nerves. These anatomical structures help with position and balance, and improper functioning of any of the three structures can result in imbalance, dizziness, and vertigo. The test is also used in the diagnosis of neurological disorders that affect the vision and/or hearing.

How Is an ENG Performed?

The procedure is non-invasive and pain free. Electrodes are placed above and below the eyes to measure rapid eye movements (nystagmus) in response to electrical or neurological stimuli. When these rapid eye movements are absent or occur without stimulation, the ENG indicates problems with the vestibular (inner ear) system. A graph for each response is plotted for analysis by neurologists.

ENG at Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute

When you approach our institute with fainting, dizziness, or imbalance, a neurologist will order ENG as a standard clinical test. The procedure is non-invasive and pain free. Using a special paste, your audiologist or neurologist will attach five electrodes to your face. The test will be conducted in a dark room and will consist of several small parts:

  • Calibration test – to determine whether or not your pupils move beyond their target
  • Gaze nystagmus test – to test the ability of your eyes to focus on a target without moving involuntarily
  • Pendulum-tracking test – to test your ability to track visual objects
  • Positional test – to measure the number of eye activities that occur while making different eye movements Your doctor will call you for a follow-up appointment after analyzing the graphs and diagnosing your condition.

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