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Eyes Crossing Involuntarily
Mgt: This may be a sign of a neurologic problem, please see your pediatrician today. If this has just occurred you can also go to the ED for further evaluation. ...Read more
I can shake my eyes back and forth at a rapid pace, not like nystagmus, but sometimes it's involuntary. Is this normal?
Yes: Up to 8% of college age students (about 1 out of 10) were able to produce "voluntary nystagmus" in one study, and most of them had a relative who could do the same thing. It usually doesn't indicate any other eye problem. If it happens involuntarily, you should see your eye md for an exam. ...Read more
Can you give me advice with headache, when I closed my eyes I felt that my eyeballs were involuntary rolling around. What could this be?
Headaches: Headaches can cause different symptoms in different people:ie, feeling your eyes rolling around. Be sure to see your MD to get a neurologic exam if headaches are new, wake you from sleep or only on 1 side. See Eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com "Headache Diet" for possible solutions to help. ...Read more
Eyes goes back involuntary headaches etc due to pseudo tumor. After LP symptoms returned but more prominent and worse could there be more to it?
IIH: Pseudotumor Cerebri can indeed affect both visual acuity and if not well controlled, could cause problems with eye movements, even double vision. If you feel that your treatment is lacking or your physicians are going in the wrong direction, get a second opinion either face to face or here via Concierge virtual visit. ...Read more
No: Some have developed the ability to shake the eyes as a combination of near focus and concentration. This is voluntary and does not harm the eyes. Some have perfected it as a performance trick. ...Read more
Sometimes my head involuntary shakes and causes my eyes to briefly close. Could this be Tourette's syndrome?
Head: There are many causes for head shaking. You should see a neurologist to check it out as soon as possible ...Read more
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Hi, I am suffering from tics, like involuntary movements of eyes, for the past 2 yrs, it's discontinues, comes and goes. Is there treatment for it?
Treatment of tics: Does sound like tics- they come and go (usually get worse when under stress or a new situation), and they can even change in type over time (like go from eye rolling to blinking to facial twitches, to clearing throat). If they are disruptive enough, medications like clonidine, topiramate, and others do help but can have side effects like drowsiness. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a fluid like bump the size of a golf ball on the back of his scalp behind skin, has had head injuries now eyes roll involuntary. Why?
Sometimes i"ll get involuntary eye movement my eyes will move side-to-side vary fast this comes and goes, ill go weeks without it happening then it will start happen again. It has happened 2 times today; is this normal?
This is not normal.: If your eyes are moving side to side involuntarily, this may represent a type of eye movement called nystagmus. You should see an ophthalmologist during one of these episodes so that they can evaluate your eye movement. While some causes of this type of eye movement, there are some more serious causes as well. A good place to start is to get a comprehensive eye exam. ...Read more
I get severe eyelid spasms whenever I speak up in a group. My eyes close involuntary & water. What are some good ways to cope with this anxiety?
I have twitching/involuntary movement around both my eyes. Could they be due to chronic sinusitis?
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
Tourettes syndrome is a movement disorder characterized by presence of both motor and vocal tics for more than 1 year.
Involuntary eye movements can be a motor tic and depending on the duration maybe
transient (less than 1 year)chronic (more than 1 year). As a result only eye movements is not tourette syndrome. ...Read more
Eye doctor: You should've evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more
Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching is often due to any cause of eye irritation, stimulant use, stress, lack of sleep, neurologic disease, and other issues. Try using frequent artificial tears, getting adequate sleep and minimize stress, and stop stimulant use. If this persists, see an eye doctor. ...Read more
In the last year I have developed a eye twitch. I don't realise I do it but its noticable to others, its like an involuntary hard blink.
Question please: Understand the info provided but not sure what your question is. Please consider resubmitting with a clear and specific question. ...Read more
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Yes they can be: Un equal input from the balance organs in the inner ears can produce nystagmus (eye movements) with occiopsia (what ones sees with these eye movements) and vertigo (the sensation of being pulled or turned in a direction). The problem can be withe inner ear itself or the connections to the brain (8th craniel nerve) or damaged structures within the brain. Medications can also cause this problem. ...Read more
Eye movements: Need to know you how eyes move, do they cross, move apart, go in circles, etc. ...Read more
Answer: Opsoclonus refers to uncontrolled eye movement. Opsoclonus consists of rapid, involuntary, multivectorial (horizontal and vertical), unpredictable, conjugate fast eye movements without intersaccadic intervals. It is also referred to as saccadomania or reflexive saccade. The movements of opsoclonus may have a very small amplitude, appearing as tiny deviations from primary position. ...Read more
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