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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is it normal when you stare at something for a long time your eyes will try to look somewhere else and re focus? i think i have nystagmus if i stare too long they move

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Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Nystagmus: Nystagmus is when your eyes move and beat back and forth. If you are having trouble staying focused you should see an opthomologist.
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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Can be normal: Your eyes sometimes get tired of focusing particularly at the computer for long periods. Best to get up and walk around every hour or so to break up the focus. This is not nystagmus.
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