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I can voluntarily shake my eyes Is this normal

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes. Completely normal.

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A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Eye shaking : I suppose since it is voluntary then nothing to worry about
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Shaking eyes: There are several possibilities: if this is lifelong, it might be a variant of nystagmus, a condition of "dancing eyes" due to low vision or a nervou ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nystagmus?: Get checked to see if you have nystagmus and to determine tha cause.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Gradin
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Up to 8% of college age students (about 1 out of 10) were able to produce "voluntary nystagmus" in one study, and most of them had a relative who coul ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Need evaluation: Must rule out neurologic problem.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Nystagmus is a complicated condition with many causes ranging from congenital to acquired and is involuntary. We do, however, have the normal ability ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Endorphins: Endorphins (epinephrine/norepinephrine) are released when a person is angered and this causes your muscles to shake.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Nystagmus: It means your central vision is not good and the eye is in a constant saccadic movement to find better vision. It happens in macular hypoplasia (mal ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
It sounds like: You have end-gaze nystagmus. This is a few beats of eye jerking when looking to the extreme left or right. It is normal.
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