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Eye Movement Problem (Definition)

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I am experiencing headache, eye movement problem and eyes rolling back. Eyes are getting stuck looking upwards and eyebrows drawing down unable to move or control them. Can last for hours to a few seconds. Headache afterwards. What could it be?

I am experiencing  headache, eye movement problem and eyes rolling back. Eyes are getting stuck looking upwards and eyebrows drawing down unable to move or control them.  Can last for hours to a few seconds. Headache afterwards. What could it be?

Oculogyric crisis: You are having recurrent episodes of oculogyric crisis. These can be broken with IV benedryl or valium. They are usually caused as a drug side effect, but can also be due to MS, juvenile Parkinson's, strokes, Tourette's, head trauma and brain brain tumors among others causes. ER docs can treat the acute symptoms, but you need to see a family doctor or neurologist ASAP for a workup. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor specializes in eye movement problems?

What kind of doctor specializes in eye movement problems?

See below: Pediatric ophthalmologists also specialize in eye movement disorders in adults. ...Read more

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Can nose infection effect eye movement problem?

Can nose infection effect eye movement problem?

Yes: A serious sinus infection that breaks through the sinus wall (particularly the ethmoid sinus) can result in a serious orbital infection, which not only can affect eye movement, but also may result in blindness. A nose infection or rhinitis or a cold does not affect eye movement, as it is not invading the eye socket. ...Read more

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I am experiencing spinning sensation, nausea and eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements) .

I am experiencing  spinning sensation, nausea and eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements) .

Vertigo: It sounds as if you are having a vertiginous episode, Because of the challenge of trying to evaluate this without history or being examined, it would be best for you to see your doctor, especially if this has not happened previously, ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache, shadow over part of vision, ringing in ears and eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements) .

I am experiencing  headache, shadow over part of vision, ringing in ears and eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements) .

Be seen: If these are new symptoms, you should be seen promptly. THe combination could be a variety of things, and you need a good history and examination to ferret this out. ...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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Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Max. Sinus disease: You describe dysfunction of the infraorbital nerve. It traverses the roof of the maxillary sinus to innervate the area you describe. Possible causes include tumor or chronic inflammation in maxillary sinus. See ENT specialist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I see a circle in my left eye vision this morning. The circle travels following my eye movement. I put lubricant eye drop. It didn't help. ?

I  see a circle in my left eye vision this morning.  The circle travels following my eye movement. I put  lubricant eye drop. It didn't help.  ?

Visual defect: If the sensation of a defect ("circle") in your visual field persists for more than 20 minutes you should see an ophthalmologist. Spots ("floaters") are common, and usually benign, unless numerous and persistent. Large defects than this that are persistent could be a sign of retinal tear or vitreous degeneration. Get it checked. ...Read more

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How to deal with uncontrollable eye movement?

How to deal with uncontrollable eye movement?

See eye doctor: Uncontrollable eye movement could be a sign of serious neurologic disease. See an eye doctor asap. ...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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What is the word for involuntary eye movement?

What is the word for involuntary eye movement?

Nystagmus: Most involuntary eye movements fall under the category called nystagmus. There are numerous types, and in most cases the cause is congenital or idiopathic. Some kinds are associated with poor vision, ot other syndromes. ...Read more

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What could cause subtle pain with eye movement and fever ?

What could cause subtle pain with eye movement  and fever ?

The spectrum: Of retro-orbital pain on eye movement can range from the benign to the emergent. Fever would indicate either infection or inflammation. Coupled with eye pain on movement you could have something as non-emergent as sinus infection with peri-orbital inflammation to viral/bacterial induced retro-orbital process. A visit and assessment by your pcp and basic imaging can reveal the answers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abnormal eye movement?

What is the definition or description of: Abnormal eye movement?

Fast, slow or absenc: 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. ...Read more

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What causes rapid eye movement whilst awake? What is the remedy?

What causes rapid eye movement whilst  awake? What is the remedy?

A number of things: New onset of rapid eye movement.... Nystagmus can be caused by drugs, trauma, a stroke, or even a tumor. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist, and you may need evaluation by a neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Involuntary eye movement?

What is the definition or description of: Involuntary eye movement?

Nystagmus: Involuntary movement of the eyeball is termed nystagmus. It can occur in any direction and is usually not noticed by the patient unless seen in the mirror (or a video). It is usually noted soon after birth and is associated with diminished vision. ...Read more

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How to maintain coordination, eye movement, and balance as you get over age 60?

How to maintain coordination, eye movement, and balance as you get over age 60?

Stay active: Various balance exercises, tai chi, yoga, bicycle, pilates, and even sports such as tennis, golf, alpine or cross country skiing, dance, or rollerblading, all contribute to improved coordination, balance and eye movement coordination. Stay active all your life! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you had a lesion to your abducens nerve, how would this affect your eye movement?

Can you tell me if you had a lesion to your abducens nerve, how would this affect your eye movement?

It would limit: The ability to move the eye down especially when looking toward the nose. Most people with this would have one eye pointing higher on the affected side and, if new, terrible double vision. ...Read more