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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Eye Movement

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Dr. Katharine Cox
5 doctors shared insights

Abnormal Eye Movement (Overview)

The normal eye movements are smooth; steady and symmetrical in all directions. Nystagmus is fast eye movement with or without eye movement. If the muscle can not move all the way in full motion then it can cause double vision (diplopia). It is called strabismus or lazy eye.


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Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Related?: Eye strain and involuntary eye movements are typically not related. With eye strain, you may experience headache, blurred vision, increase blinking due to eye irritation, or other symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
5 doctors shared insights

Abnormal Eye Movement (Overview)

The normal eye movements are smooth; steady and symmetrical in all directions. Nystagmus is fast eye movement with or without eye movement. If the muscle can not move all the way in full motion then it can cause double vision (diplopia). It is called strabismus or lazy eye.


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What is the best treatment for abnormal eye movement?

What is the best treatment for abnormal eye movement?

Depends: Treatment depends on the cause of the eye movements. See an eye doctor for further evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster Dr. Foster
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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
once
Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
once
Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
once
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What causes eye involuntary movement?

What causes eye involuntary movement?

See ophthalmologist: Involuntary eye movements such as nystagmus (rapid back and forth movements of the eyes) may be congenital (born with it) or acquired and must be evaluated by a specialist in eye diseases known as an ophthalmologist...Treatment may be with special lenses and/or with surgery. ...Read more

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Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes?

Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes?

Nystagmus: Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes, called nystagmus may be congenital (from birth) or may be due to a problem in the lower part of the brain or inner ear. It should be checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
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Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
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What does abnormal rapid eye blinking/twitching indicate?

What does abnormal rapid eye blinking/twitching indicate?

Usually stress: Twitches of the eyelids are a very common symptom. The most common cause is stress, often in association with sleep deprivation and other factors such as caffeine intake. There are also some neurological conditions that can cause eyelid twitching. Excessive blinking can also be caused by a condition called blepharospasm. If your symptoms persist or worsen, discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do not rub your eye
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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

No: While eye strain may cause headaches and discomfort around the eyes, it will not cause involuntary eye movement. ...Read more

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Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Twitch: Benign twitch most common. If involves some of the face, need to see neurologist to rule out more serious disease. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover your eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) , eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements, slow eye movement) , arm weakne...

I am experiencing  double vision (quality: with both eyes open) , eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements, slow eye movement) , arm weakne...

Diplopia: New onset of double vision at any age requires an answer and / or explanation. The major cause is different per age group. See an ohpthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does involuntary, rapid eye movements mean it's possibly concussion related?

Does involuntary, rapid eye movements mean it's possibly concussion related?

Most concussion is: related to trauma or trauma history. If you've had no trauma, and rapid eye movement, it depends if it's causing you to not see or read clearly. Have your PCP check first, and then recommend seeing an eye doctor to see what is going on. Usually rapid eye movement is not related to trauma is the bottom line. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement in you?

No: No, not usually. If you are having problems controlling your eye movements, please see a ophthalmologist promptly. Have a nice day! ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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What can cause involuntary eye movements?

What can cause involuntary eye movements?

Congenital nystagmus: Rhythmic congenital bilateral eye movements usually associated with reduced vision. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lenart
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Eye Movement Problem (Definition)

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