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I can voluntarily shake my eyes Is this normal

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Voluntary nystagmus is possible -- often quoted 8% of the population can induce it (usually convergence) high frequency and hard to sustain.
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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Eye shaking : I suppose since it is voluntary then nothing to worry about
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
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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Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Nystagmus: Shaking eyes can be from many causes. Sometimes people are born with this issue, medications can also be the culprit. Eye strain can also cause this... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology 47 years experience
Periodic nystagmus: The medical term for eye shaking is nystagmus. Nystagmus is most often due to problems in the balance mechanism in the inner ear. If your eye shakin... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Nystagmus?: Get checked to see if you have nystagmus and to determine tha cause.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Get it checked by MD: It depends what you mean by shaking.Do you mean the the eye ball is moving/jumping or the eye lid is twithing.I suggest you get it checked by your doc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Gradin
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
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
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A 26-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Endorphins: Endorphins (epinephrine/norepinephrine) are released when a person is angered and this causes your muscles to shake.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Depends: This depends on how vigorously you shake the eyes. As with any part of the human body, trauma is not well tolerated. The eye is securely attached to... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
?nystagmus: Would have to do a direct exam to be precise here, but might have nystagmus or even opsoclonus. Best to see an ophthalmologist or neurologist, and ge... Read More
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