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A 23-year-old female asked:

Had a normal ct scan of brain.what could be causing random really fast uncontrollable eye movements ? they move left and right really fast then stop.

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Need MRI : There are a number of possibilities. You need an MRI now as the ct did not id the prob.
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Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Nystagmus: The rapid eye movements are called nystagmus and are definitely not normal. As dr. Conrad said, just because you have a normal ct doesn't mean there is not a problem. An MRI will provide a more detailed image of the brain and may be able to identify a reason for your nystagmus.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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