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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can a pinched nerve in my neck cause my eyeball to shake back and forth? two days now when i wake left eye shakes for a minute then stops . scared!

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
No: What you are describing would appear to be "nystagmus". You should see an opthalmologist or a neurologist sooner than later!
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Get checked please: Uncontrolled movements of the eyes is a condition known as nystagmus. It is a complex disease needing a neurologist or ophthalmologist to evaluate. It is important to get examined because this type of eye movement of the eye can be associated with brain abnormalities. Please get to a doctor and feel better...
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Nystagmus: Is lateral "shaking" of eyeballs, but usually on lateral gaze and bilateral. If accompanied by vertigo, it is probably just labyrinthitis and benign. If you have severe vertigo, nausea, vomiting, orheadaches, it could be a brain tumor, so see your doctor about this.

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Last updated Aug 11, 2017

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