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Doctor insights on: Child Blinking Eyes Symptoms

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What could cause a kid blinking eyes frequently?

What could cause a kid blinking eyes frequently?

Many causes: 1. Dry eyes 2. Allergic eyes 3. Light sensitivity (photophobia) as seen in albinism, iris atrophy, other structural/developmental issues 4. Habit--kids do the darndest things definitely need an ophthalmological exam. ...Read more

Blinking Eyes (Definition)

Blinking is the normal mechanism for keeping the ocular surface clear and vision sharp. The tear film is THE most critical layer responsible for clear vision. Best analogy is that of a car windshield. If your driving through a dusty or dry area the view becomes cloudier and cloudier without using the windshield washer function periodically. It's the same with the surface of ...Read more


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Did cataract operation.Her eyes are tearing. Taking ketotifen drops and eye lubricant.Doctor said that her eyes are dry.Why her eyes are tearing.

Did cataract operation.Her eyes are tearing. Taking ketotifen drops and eye lubricant.Doctor said that her eyes are dry.Why her eyes are tearing.

Reflex tearing: Irritated eyes tear. Ketotifen drops can cause irritation to the surface. They are used to help reduce inflammation inside the eye. This tearing should not last beyond a day or two after surgery. Contact the surgeon if it persists. ...Read more

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What could cause a kid blinking eyes?

What could cause a kid blinking eyes?

Habit: Blinking if of course normal and necessary. But a few children will blink excessively and repeatedly in a way that looks disturbing. In almost all cases this is a kind of tic or repeated habit with no underlying pathology. The usual way to get it to stop is simply ignore it, not call attention to it in any way, and most children will revert to normal after time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience rapid eye blinking or facial or eye tics after playing video games?

Is it normal to experience rapid eye blinking or facial or eye tics after playing video games?

Yes: It's called the optokinetic reflex if the eyes move, and recruitment if it's just the facial or eyelid muscles. If you experience these effects, you're playing video games too long. If these occur with minimal playing time, you should visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Does everyday eye accommodation, focusing or blinking worsen pigmentary dispersion syndrome?

Does everyday eye accommodation, focusing or blinking worsen pigmentary dispersion syndrome?

A little bit: The motion of the iris against the underlying fibers that support the lens (zonules) rubs off the pigment from the back of the iris which is the basis for pigmentary dispersion. A little bit comes off with everyday normal use and it can be accelerated with athletic pursuits. As long as your ophthalmologist feels that the internal eye pressure is not being increased, this is ok. ...Read more

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Blinking eyes. Some says it's mannerism.?

Blinking eyes. Some says it's mannerism.?

Many causes: Excessive blinking has many possible causes. Dry eyes, stress, habitual causes are possible. If the blinking is severe enough to interfere with activities, need to consider more significant problems like blepharospasm if both eyes affected, or hemifacial spasm if just one side of the face is affected. See an eye md to rule out simple causes, and see if further testing is required. ...Read more

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Eye watering, light sensitivity, eye pain, periodic blurry vision that clears while blinking. All remises if I lay down and close eyes, ideas.

Eye watering, light sensitivity, eye pain, periodic blurry vision that clears while blinking. All remises if I lay down and close eyes, ideas.

See ophthalmologist: There are a number of conditions that can cause tearing, eye pain and photophobia. One of the more serious of these conditions is a corneal abrasion. Another is an infection of the cornea. While the cause of your symptoms may not be one of the above it's important to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Maybe: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate. ...Read more

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Bloodshot eyes, excessive sticky saliva, breathing difficulties, diarrhea, what to do?

Bloodshot eyes, excessive sticky saliva, breathing difficulties, diarrhea, what to do?

See doctor: Many symptoms that do not necessarily relate so you should go see your family doctor for a check up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blinking eyes is this stress?

Blinking eyes is this stress?

Possibly stress: I answered a question recently re kids and blinking eyes. Same info holds true for adults. People get into habits (nail-biting, nose-picking, blinking, other tics) as stress-relievers. If the eye exam is normal, most often stress or exhaustion or habit is the cause. Rarely there can be central causes (blepharospam, etc) that require neurological evaluation, possibly imaging, sometimes botox.. ...Read more

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Migraine, blurred vision one eye, eye twitching, nausea, weakness (could not open bag of chips). Voice hoarse. Classic migraine?

Migraine,  blurred vision one eye, eye twitching,  nausea, weakness (could not open bag of chips). Voice hoarse. Classic migraine?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, weakness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What causes rapid eye blinking?

What causes rapid eye blinking?

Tics: Most commonly this represents motor tics especially when you are aware of them. ...Read more

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Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

No: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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I have anxiety. Past month I've been dealing with issues, light sensitivity, eye pain, eye discomfort, eye irritation, eye strain, and eye fatigued. Saw an Optometrist & Ophthalmologist, found dry eyes, but keep getting thoughts I'm going blind? Help

I have anxiety. Past month I've been dealing with issues, light sensitivity, eye pain, eye discomfort, eye irritation, eye strain, and eye fatigued. Saw an Optometrist & Ophthalmologist, found dry eyes, but keep getting thoughts I'm going blind? Help

Beginning to sound: like hypochondriasis. That's when you think you have a medical condition, obsess over it, but don't really have anything physically wrong. You could have other kinds of anxiety (GAD, phobia, panic, etc.) but you'd have to go to a psychologist for an eval. Here's a beginning reference on anxiety: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Both are possible: If these conditions are present enough to cause significant change in your eye health or your comfort you need them evaluated. There is not enough information in your question to separate whether it is the eyes or the nervous system. You should see your ophthamologist and get it sorted out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with a lazy eye (amblyopia)?

What are the symptoms associated with a lazy eye (amblyopia)?

Blurred vision: Amblyopia is a doctor's name for diminished vision, usually in just one eye, in the absence of demonstrable anatomic abnormalities, i.e. The eye exam appears normal. Common causes are a difference in the refraction (how near-sighted or far-sighted) between the eyes, or a misalignment of the eyes. Often no abnormal outward appearace is present, and the condition is discovered on school screenings. ...Read more