The single reported family shows a transmission pattern consistent with autosomal dominant inheritance. A locus cosegregating with the condition has been found at 13q31-q33 but no specific mutation has been identified.
Only one family has been reported and additional information is needed to document the uniqueness of this disorder.
Other autosomal dominant congenital nystagmus conditions in this database are: NYS2, NYS3, and NYS7.
Three X-linked isolated congenital nystagmus conditions may also be found in this database: NYS1, NYS5, and NYS6.