dancing eyes

A fanciful term for prominent nystagmus with rapid changes in all directions—rotary, vertical, horizontal, diagonal—first described in glycogen storage disease, type VIII, but which may occur in normal subjects
Prognosis Hypotonia, decerebration, death

dancing eyes

See OPSOCLONUS.
References in classic literature ?
As suddenly released, with thumping tail and dancing eyes, Michael gazed up into the god's face.
And she pushed back her heavy brown hair with both hands, and looked at him with dancing eyes in which the big teardrops were still glittering.
How kind of you to say so," responded Anne, with dancing eyes.
And with dancing eyes and lolling tongue Jerry joined in the laughter, not because he knew what it was about, but because it tokened they were happy and his love prompted him to be happy with them.
Soon he observed that she was tripping gayly back and forth with flushed face and dancing eyes, pretending to be busy chasing school- mates, and screaming with laughter when she made a capture; but he noticed that she always made her capt- ures in his vicinity, and that she seemed to cast a con- scious eye in his direction at such times, too.
But the quick and dancing eyes of Alice soon caught a glimpse of his figure reflected from a glass, and she sprang blushing from her father's knee, exclaiming aloud:
Juliet Bray was an attractive lady with dark hair and eyebrows and dancing eyes, and there was a geniality and even generosity in her rather imperious ways.
They tried, two at a time, to explain the boat's daily life to her, and she sat by the pawl-post, her gloved hands on the greasy table, laughing with trembling lips and crying with dancing eyes.
And by his side, in white flannel shirt and trousers, straw hat, the captain's belt, and the untanned yellow cricket shoes which all the eleven wear, sits a strapping figure, near six feet high, with ruddy, tanned face and whiskers, curly brown hair, and a laughing, dancing eye.
Raffles refrained from smiling as his dancing eye met mine.
Dancing eyes, dancing feet: opsoclonus-myoclonus in an 18-month-old child with neuroblastoma.