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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

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 more

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I can voluntarily shake my eyes. Is this normal?

I can voluntarily shake my eyes. Is this normal?

Yes: Voluntary nystagmus is possible -- often quoted 8% of the population can induce it (usually convergence) high frequency and hard to sustain. ...Read more

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I can shake my eyes. Will I damage the nerves if I shake my eyes too much?

I can shake my eyes. Will I damage the nerves if I shake my eyes too much?

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 more

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What does it mean if your eyes shake from side to side on their own?

What does it mean if your eyes shake from side to side on their own?

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

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Why might it be that my eyes shake when i look to the left or right?

It sounds like: You have end-gaze nystagmus. This is a few beats of eye jerking when looking to the extreme left or right. It is normal. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning for a bit, i tend to lay back down still tired n my eyes will shake up and down, in the mirror my eyes are still but shake?

I wake up in the morning for a bit, i tend to lay back down still tired n my eyes will shake up and down,  in the mirror my eyes are still but shake?

About nystagmus: Nystagmus is a shaking of the eyes that can occur under a number of circumstances, some involving signals from the inner ear to the brain. If dizzy, the eyes can shake from side to side. Up-and-down shaking is very different, not from the ear, & must be evaluated by a physician. Side-to-side shaking all the time or dizziness not explained by sudden changes in position also deserve evaluation. ...Read more

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My eyes have been shaking a lot lately. What causes them to shake?

Shaky eyes: If your eyes appear to shake, then you should have them evaluated by an eye doctor. This may be caused by eye fatigue or could be something more significant. After an eye exam, the doctor may be able to give you a better explanation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eyes to quiver or shake back and forth rapidly?

What are the causes of eyes to quiver or shake back and forth rapidly?

Nystagmus: What you describe sounds like a condition called nystagmus. There are multiple types of nystagmus with multiple causes. If you think you are developing nystagmus, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist, as it could indicate a serious medical condition. ...Read more