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Doctor insights on: Eyes Crossing Involuntarily And Briefly And Thyroid

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Sometimes my head involuntary shakes and causes my eyes to briefly close. Could this be Tourette's syndrome?

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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I can shake my eyes back and forth at a rapid pace, not like nystagmus, but sometimes it's involuntary. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My eyes move back and forth very fast involuntary?

My eyes move back and forth very fast involuntary?

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

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What can a problem in the thyroid do to your eyes?

What can a problem in the thyroid do to your eyes?

Bulge.: Hyperthyroidism is associated with thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins which can also bind to and stimulate the growth of muscles behind the eye. When these grow they push the eyes forward in the socket and create the bug eye appearance. ...Read more

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I have a over active thyroid i'm frightened my eyes will pop out?

I have a over active thyroid i'm frightened my eyes will pop out?

Hyperthyroid: Exophthalmos (eyes protruding) occurs usually with uncontrolled hyperthyroidism; if u r under treatment for this condition, the eye problem should not occur. For those who have developed exophthalmos, an ophthalmologist has treatments for reducing the bulging. So make certain u r being treated for the thyroid condition. ...Read more

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I heard that nystagmus is involuntary. But I can shake my eyes! is it a neurological condition?

I heard that nystagmus is involuntary. But I can shake my eyes! is it a neurological condition?

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

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Can pressure behind the eyes be a thyroid condition?

Can pressure behind the eyes be a thyroid condition?

Possible: Thyroid disease can cause eye problem but many other conditions can also cause this: allergy, sinus infection, tumor...See your doctor to have your thyroid level checked. If it's normal, then the thyroid is not causing the eye problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thyroid meds causing fluid buildup/bag under eyes. What to do?

Thyroid meds causing fluid buildup/bag under eyes. What to do?

not likely: You don't say what kind of thyroid med you are taking. Thyroid hormone taken for underactive thyroid will not cause swelling around the eyes, but hypothyroidism can. Medications to lower overactive thyroids (methimazole, ptu) also are unlikely to cause eye swelling, but graves disease (the most common cause for hyperthyroidism) can affect the eyes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hallucinations when on thyroid meds? I think i see things out of the cornrr of my eyes!

Is it normal to have hallucinations when on thyroid meds? I think i see things out of the cornrr of my eyes!

Check optic nerve!: Please see an eyemd to rule out any retinal condition. Thyroid eye disease does not cause hallucinations, but can cause optic nerve compression. A visual field exam and color vision test can help. If these are normal, then discuss with your family physician and consider psychology consult. ...Read more

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Do you always get prominent eyes with thyroid disease?

Do you always get prominent eyes with thyroid disease?

No: Most thyroid disease is due to excessive secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone by the brain. This does not affect the eyes. A small number of cases also secrete a product which stimulates the production of material deposited behind the eye cause protrusion of the eye (s). This is termed exophthalmos. When the two occur together it is graves disease - about 10% of the total. ...Read more

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I have thyroid eye disease. How to reduce puffiness around the eyes?

Make sure: Thyroid level is normal. Some eye doctors use steroids (cortisone) but they generally only help while you're taking them and have many potential adverse side effects. Check w/your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I get headaches behind my eyes is it caused by my hyperactive thyroid?

I get headaches behind my eyes is it caused by my hyperactive thyroid?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can affect the eye muscles which become inflamed and can cause pain and protrusion fo the eye called exophthalmos. Occasionally the intraocular pressure may go up causing headache and aching of the eyes so you should have an eye exam. Also the blood pressure can go up in hyperthyroidism and this can cause headache. You should be followed carefully by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

Not always thyroid : Normal for some people. Concerning if just one side. I had one patient sent to me for possible thyroid disease because she had a protruding eye even though she had normal thyroid tests. I had her get an mri. Turns out she had a tumor behind her eye. ...Read more

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Can starting thyroid medication for hyperthyroid cause your eyes to feel funny?

Possible: While it is possible that you are having an allergic reaction, it is more likely that you have the eye problem that is associated with hyperthyroidism. If it gets worse or if not better soon see the doctor who prescribed the medication. If not resolved, get a second opinion. ...Read more