http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com is a graphics rich site, best viewed on a fast connection. At this writing, there are more than 2000 files occupying nearly 2 gigabytes, about 1900 anatomic or disease related images, and about 80 movies. If you don't have a fast connection, or would just like to browse the site at your leisure, or keep it around as insurance that it doesn't disappear, we can mail you a DVD containing a "snapshot" of the site (www.dizziness-and-balance.com) as of late 2012. The DVD+ media (PC format, not MAC) includes everything on the site, html code, graphics, etc. At this writing, it contains more than 1 gigabyte of material. We update the DVD every 6 months.
The DVD includes some large movies (greater than 50 meg). Many are related to BPPV including the Epley maneuver and others -- many of these movies are impractical to view on the internet because of their size. You will need the relevant plug ins to view movies on your browser -- Windows Media Player will do most, and Quicktime will do the rest.
Most of these movies are compressed with the Cinepack codec. For details about how I am presently doing this using a commercial digital video recorder and readily available GPL software, see here.
You can access the content of the DVD as a local web site by clicking on "autorunpro.exe". You can also browse to "dizziness-and-balance.comindex.html" on the DVD, just as you would do on the web. You can also just copy the DVD directory "dizziness-and-balance.com" to your hard-drive, and everything should still work. If you don't copy the whole thing, things probably won't work, as you will be missing some pieces. To my knowledge, there is no virus or spy software on this product.
The links below will not all function except on the DVD, because the larger files (including the larger movies) are not on the web site. Otherwise movie downloading could easily overwhelm the bandwidth of the server, and make informational browsing a chore.
BPPV related movies include:
- lateral canal short.avi (Lateral canal BPPV, 20M)
- log roll2.avi (home treatment for lateral canal BPPV, 20M)
- Brandt-Daroff.mpg (home treatment of BPPV, 17M)
- Semont.avi (treatment maneuver for BPPV, 13M)
- Hallpike-Dix.avi (diagnostic maneuver for BPPV, 47M)
- Epley.avi (treatment maneuver for BPPV, 53M)
- Debris-Redistribution.gif (canalithiasis mechanism, 1.8M)
- bppv.avi (nystagmus of BPPV live, 13M)
- bppv dix-hallpike.avi (dix-hallpike maneuver live, 44M)
Meniere's disease and Vestibular neuritis movies include:
- Menieres.mpg (55 Meg)
- vnsmall.avi (12 meg). Vestibular neuritis.
- itg.avi (8 meg) -- nystagmus after intratympanic gentamicin
Congenital Nystagmus movies:
- Jerk type congenital nystagmus with and without fixation (both avi files, about 5 meg each)
- PAN type congenital nystagmus (8 meg)
- latent.avi (Latent nystagmus, 10 meg)
- Torsional CN (fixation only, 15 meg)
Pressure sensitivity and related conditions
- tullio.avi (nystagmus elicited by sound -- superior canal dehiscence, 33 meg)
- pressure.avi (nystagmus elicited by pressure -- fistula, 49 meg)
- Valsalva L SCD.avi (Valsalva induced ocular torsion in superior canal dehiscence, 51 meg )
Central nystagmus and condition movies (other than those above) include:
- Alexanders law.avi (Alexander's law, 12 meg)
- downbeating.avi (6 meg)
- Internuclear ophthalmoplegia in MS (10 meg)
- upbeating.mpg (10 meg)
- torsional nystagmus.avi (7 meg)
- rebound bm.avi (Rebound nystagmus, 44 meg)
- Saccadic nystagmus
- Voluntary nystagmus (30 meg, 10 second video -- high video resolution and speed is absolutely necessary to see VN)
- Opsoclonus (12 meg, 30 second)
- Square wave jerks (5meg)
- Pendular nystagmus in oculopalatal myoclonus (6 meg)
- Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration -- downbeating nystagmus in lateral gaze (8 meg)
- Slow vertical saccades in PSP.
- Slow vertical saccades in patient with PSP (10 meg)
- Another example of slow vertical saccades in PSP (15 meg)
- Cervical vertigo (30 meg, 1.5 min video)
- Saccadic dysmetria (10 meg
Basic physiology/Anatomy animations (this section is under construction) include:
- Hearing animation.gif
- Vestibular nerve.gif
- Vestibule and canals.gif
- Palatal myoclonus of throat (not eye). For eye see "pendular nystagmus in oculopalatal myoclonus" above.
- pm_gb.avi (14 meg)
- pm.avi (6 meg)
- vibration acoustic.avi (7 meg). Demonstration of vibration induced nystagmus in person with unilateral vestibular loss
- hvt small.avi (15 meg) Hyperventilation induced nystagmus in person with left sided acoustic neuroma. This is a rather long (1.5 minute) clip.
- Spinal fluid in ear ventilation tube (1.5 meg). This short movie is courtesy of Dr. Richard Wiet. It shows spinal fluid from a leak into the middle ear, pulsating in a PE tube. It is very dramatic.
- Bells phenomenon (8 meg). Video Frenzel goggles can easily show the characteristic up rolling of the eyes that occurs in peripheral facial palsy (Bell's palsy).