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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. Michael Kermani
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Eyelid Twitching (Definition)

Eyelid twitching, with the medical term of myokymia, is a rapid, involuntary contraction of a portion of the eyelid muscles due to nervous instability in which a portion of the nerves causing eyelid muscle to contract fire with no external cause. The condition is usually mild, and only felt by the patient without being observable to others. On rare occasions, the twitch can be observed. It is common in the middle adult years and is very rarely due to anything that ...Read more


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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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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 movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read more

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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement in you?

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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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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Can eyestrain or fatigue cause involuntary eye movement?

Can eyestrain or fatigue cause involuntary eye movement?

Probably not: Your eyes run the same 24/7/365, awake or asleep. You may feel tired after concentrating for a long time, but your eyes are just as ready to work as they ever are. Involuntary eye movements are rare. Twitching of the lids may come from stress, excess caffeine, or certain medications. ...Read more

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What causes limb movement disorder?

What causes limb movement disorder?

Varies: This is a difficult question to answer as the causes for seizure vary with age. In infants, birth injury, hemorrhages, metabolic derangements, and genetic epilepsies are more common. Other types of epilepsy can begin in the first two decades of life. Brain injury, brain tumors, genetics, medications/illicit drugs are all common causes of seizures. ...Read more

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Eye twiching or blepharospasm a problem forever?

Eye twiching or blepharospasm a problem forever?

Sometimes: It can get better with time, but in many people blepharospasm must be treated for a lifetime. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

See your doctor now: All of these symptoms are not normal. Not sure if your eye muscle twitching contracting is in unison with your body or not? Independently, twitching of the eyes can be benign if it's myokymia and caused by tiredness or exertion. However, it seems you need a physical exam in which your doctor can assess your eyes too, and give you a medical plan to follow. S/he may need to order labs too. ...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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What neurological disorder causes rapid eye blinking especially under stress as well as head movements?

Motor Tics: Motor tics are common and this is related to stress and it is one of the common movement disorders, motor tic commonly presents as eye blinking, gesturing of the face, head movement, shoulder thrusting and other sudden limb or trunk movement. Tics are involuntary but it can suppressed and aggrevated by stress also they are waxing and waning in occurrence. ...Read more

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Can constant nystagmus cause eye floaters? The nystagmus is caused by a inner ear disorder.

Can constant nystagmus cause eye floaters? The nystagmus is caused by a inner ear disorder.

Unlikely. Nystagmus : Is an involuntary movement of the eye. It can be seen in both normal and pathologic or disease states. It is unlikely that significant torsional or tractional forces exist in such movements such that floaters could be significantly worsened. Theoretically, it is possible to develop a separation of the vitreous while having nystagmus. Age is the real culprit with floaters. ...Read more

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Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Does  extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Possible.: 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. Anger is essentially a different type of stress for the body. There are also some neurological conditions that can cause eyelid twitching. If your symptoms persist or worsen, discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could bipolar disorder be affecting my bowel movements?

Could bipolar disorder be affecting my bowel movements?

Indirectly, yes: Bipolar disorder is the cause of chemical imbalance in the brain, so there may be times of inadequate serotonin. This can cause constipation. Also some medications used to treat bipolar can cause changes in bowel movements. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


Dr. Shawn Cassady
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Movement Disorder (Definition)

These are a category of diseases that focus around either too much or too little movement. Some are benign such as a benign essential tremor, and some are quite serious ...Read more