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Involuntary Eye Movement (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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?

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

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Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

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 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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Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Related?: Eye strain and involuntary eye movements are typically not related. With eye strain, you may experience headache, blurred vision, increase blinking due to eye irritation, or other symptoms. ...Read more

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How to treat eyestrain and involuntary eye movement?

How to treat eyestrain and involuntary eye movement?

Need thorough exam: An exam will be the only way to give the best way for you to treat eye strain. This would be a custome treatment, every person is different. ...Read more

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Why do I experience involuntary eye movement twitches?

Why do I experience involuntary eye movement twitches?

Twitching can be. ..: Most of the time, twitching (an involuntary muscle movement, usually very small), is harmless and resolves quickly without treatment. High stress, dehydration, low blood sugar, certain medications, electrolyte imbalances and many other things can cause twitching that lasts a long time. If your twitching does not resolve quickly, then it is time to see y our family doctor! ...Read more

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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

No: While eye strain may cause headaches and discomfort around the eyes, it will not cause involuntary eye movement. ...Read more

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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement in you?

No: No, not usually. If you are having problems controlling your eye movements, please see a ophthalmologist promptly. Have a nice day! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what do you called involuntary eye movement?

Can you tell me what do you called involuntary eye movement?

Nystagmus: There are many causes of nystagmus. Anyone with nystagmus should have a complete ophthalmological exam. ...Read more

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Can eyestrain or fatigue cause involuntary eye movement?

Probably not: Your eyes run the same 24/7/365, awake or asleep. You may feel tired after concentrating for a long time, but your eyes are just as ready to work as they ever are. Involuntary eye movements are rare. Twitching of the lids may come from stress, excess caffeine, or certain medications. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for involuntary eye movement?

Eye movements: If you are having involvuntary eye movements, you need to see an eye doctor since this can be a sign of serious issues. ...Read more

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What can be causing eye pain and pressure along with involuntary eye movement side to side? I also have a very tough time to sleep and focus on things

What can be causing eye pain and pressure along with involuntary eye movement side to side? I also have a very tough time to sleep and focus on things

See an eye MD: Difficult to say without a formal eye exam. You may be having nystagmus but I can't be sure. Since it sounds like quite a cluster of problems, I really would see an ophthalmologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could I have tourettes if I have involuntary eye movements?

Could I have tourettes if I have involuntary eye movements?

NO: 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

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What can cause involuntary eye movements?

What can cause involuntary eye movements?

Congenital nystagmus: Rhythmic congenital bilateral eye movements usually associated with reduced vision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rapid involuntary eye movements?

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