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I Can Shake My Eyes
Depends: This depends on how vigorously you shake the eyes. As with any part of the human body, trauma is not well tolerated. The eye is securely attached to the optic nerve and severe torsion or contusion as in blunt injury can certainly damage the optic nerve, but it is doubtful that you can generate such force voluntarily. Probably no need to worry but i would not advise overly vigorous eye shaking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Nystagmus: It means your central vision is not good and the eye is in a constant saccadic movement to find better vision. It happens in macular hypoplasia (malformation) and in certain forms of muscle imbalance. If less than 15 year old must see an eye md asap for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
Randomly from time to time my eyes shake really crazy side to side then it will stop and go back to normal, why does it do that? How do I get it to st
Nystagmus: Shaking eyes can be from many causes. Sometimes people are born with this issue, medications can also be the culprit. Eye strain can also cause this issue. You need to be evaluated by your ophthalmologist to determine the cause which will influence the treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
it depends on what : Exactly is shaking: lids often can flutter and is referred to as myokymia, usually not worrisome. Eyeballs can jiggle and this could be nystagmus or superior oblique myokymia. There are normal variants of nystagmus and pathologic causes as well . Impossible to comment on your situation without examining you. ...Read more
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