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Doctor insights on: Involuntary Eye Shaking

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Sometimes i wake up feeling the room is shaking side to side. I close my eyes & it still shakes! I sit up it goes away then comes back once i lay down?

Sometimes i wake up feeling the room is shaking side to side. I close my eyes & it still shakes! I sit up it goes away then comes back once i lay down?

Vertigo: Your description of the room shaking back and forth describe the symptom vertigo. If it occurs briefly with rapid position changes, you may have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This can typically be diagnosed and treated easily by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I am having involuntary shaking and dizziness, should I be worried?

I am having involuntary shaking and dizziness, should I be worried?

Several causes: Since you describe potentially serious events, would highly recommend evaluation ASAP, and best source is neurology consult. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I lay down to sleep. When I close my eyes I feel like my body is shaking. Not sure?

Sometimes when I lay down to sleep.  When I close my eyes I feel like my body is shaking. Not sure?

Hypnic Jerk: It is a common benign involuntary muscle twitching as your body is going thru muscle relaxation. Since it is involuntary, you have no control over the movement. ...Read more

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I have horizontal nystagmus in my left eyes .i have great difficulties in daily chores.what can i do to control shaking to get a clearer vision?

I have horizontal nystagmus in my left eyes .i have great difficulties in daily chores.what can i do to control shaking to get a clearer vision?

Nystagmus: Although many inner ear problems can cause nystagmus, the horizontal nystagmus in one eye at your age may be due to muscle weakness. I strongly urge you to see and EYE doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Every night when I lay down and close my eyes even before I fall asleep I feel like my bed is shaking....what could be causing this?

Every night when I lay down and close my eyes even before I fall asleep I feel like my bed is shaking....what could be causing this?

Inner Ear problem: seems very likely. If you lie down during the day, does the same thing happen? The fluids in your inner ears reposition when you do this, and that can cause strange dizziness symptoms, like these. An ENT could sort it out. But look at dizziness-and-balance.com and maybe you can find your problem there and a suggested treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Shaking a blanket when something got into my eye. I rubbed it. Then went to the mirror cause it felt like something was still in it and saw white dot?

Shaking a blanket when something got into my eye. I rubbed it. Then went to the mirror cause it felt like something was still in it and saw white dot?

? Foreign Body eye: Most likely you might have a FB in eye.And as you say you rubbed it so there can be chance of having corneal abrasion too So better is to see a MD preferably eye doctor for detail exam of eye and cornea and if FB is present t remove it. If not care in time can cause significant complication ...Read more

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Every time I close my eyes, even momentarily, they move rapidly as if they are shaking. Why is this?

Every time I close my eyes, even momentarily, they move rapidly as if they are shaking. Why is this?

Unusual: This is an unusual symptom. While this could be from significant fatigue or overuse of stimulants such as caffeine, they symptoms is unusual enough to warrant and eye exam to make a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more