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Is it bad to roll your eyes a lot

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: It won't hurt you at all...Neither will crossing your eyes.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Not at all: The eye is essentially a video camera that uses muscles to move it around. Rolling the eyes does not injure them, nor does it cause the muscles any h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: No: if what you mean by this is to roll your eyes back in your head and "look" at your brain. The eyes are firmly secured in the eye sockets by ligam ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The eye is not a simple ball; it actually has a long tail (the optic nerve) that tightly attaches it to the brain, as well as 6 muscles that limit mov ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Davis
38 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: This is something your mother told you so that you would no longer roll your eyes. There is no evidence to suggest that this could result in permanen ... Read More
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
No: This is a myth.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: You can cause damage by constantly rubbing that long. It is possible that a pollen allergy is the cause. Try an antihistamine eyedrop on a regular bas ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: You cannot hurt your eyes by using them.
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Nausea/lightheaded: Does it happen when you change body posture, especially suddenly? It may be that you suffer from benign positional vertigo that is manifested with the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Nausea/lightheaded: Does it happen when you change body posture, especially suddenly? It may be that you suffer from benign positional vertigo that is manifested with the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Not normal: that is not normal you need to see your eye doctor. floaters are not norma;. having pain by pressing on your eyes is not normal. so, see eye doctor pl ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Floaters: Although seeing floaters in your eyes is rather common, changes in the amount or type with or without other changes, like flashing lights, decrease in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. DEAN LAURENCE LUTRIN
Specializes in
Possibly sinusitis: You could have nasty sinusitis. A regimen of nasal sprays and inhalation might help. If that fails, a CT scan of your sinuses will often guide treatme ... Read More
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