Top 20 Doctor insights on: Rapid eye movement in babies

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My four month old baby son seems to have rapid eye movement at different times during the day. Is that normal. It's not very fast movement either.

My four month old baby son seems to have rapid eye movement at different times during the day. Is that normal. It's not very fast movement either.

REM: Rapid eye movements may be entirely normal in infants HOWEVER THIS is the kind of observation your Pediatrician will NOT be annoyed about if you question him/her......suggest you check this out....

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What causes rapid eye movement whilst awake? What is the remedy?

What causes rapid eye movement whilst awake? What is the remedy?

A number of things: New onset of rapid eye movement.... Nystagmus can be caused by drugs, trauma, a stroke, or even a tumor. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist, and you may need evaluation by a neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have uncontrolled rapid eye movement where my eyes flutter up and down at least 10 times a day or more this happened all my life, what causes this?

I have uncontrolled rapid eye movement where my eyes flutter up and down at least 10 times a day or more this happened all my life, what causes this?

Flutter: Fluttering eye movements may be an oscillopsia or blepharospasm. Oscillopsia is a normal finding, often inherited-- as long as you don't find distortion in your vision, it is benign-- blepharospasm is usually benign as well and can be caused by dry eye, stress, caffeine, allergy, or fatigue. ...Read more

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I've got rapid eye movement while awake. Please help me it is very annoying!

I've got rapid eye movement while awake. Please help me it is very annoying!

See your eye doctor: You may need to be referred to a neuro- ophthalmologist for further workup and studies. ...Read more

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I have rapid eye movement disorder. What should I do?

I have rapid eye movement disorder. What should I do?

REM disorder: If you do possess true rem disorder of sleep, this should be evaluated by a sleep specialist and neurologist. This could be the earliest sign of a disorder of the basal ganglia, and possibly heralding eventual parkinson's or even lewy body accumulation. This sleep disorder can cause violent night-time activity and needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Can nucynta (tapentadol) 100mgs cause hallucinations and uncontrollable rapid eye movement with eye pain w it?

Can nucynta (tapentadol) 100mgs cause hallucinations and uncontrollable rapid eye movement with eye pain w it?

Yes and no: There have been post- marketing case reports of Nucynta (tapentadol) causing hallucinations. I did not see any reference to rapid eye movements or eye pain associated with it. It would be a good idea to see an optometrist to see if you have glaucoma which many central nervous system drugs can trigger. A neurology or ophthalmologist should evaluate you for causes of nystagmus, the rapid eye movements ...Read more

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Had EEG done. I was WIDE AWAKE (taken ADD medince that morning)results stated theta waves, rapid eye movement, and facial twitches. Normal results?

Had EEG done. I was WIDE AWAKE (taken ADD medince that morning)results stated theta waves, rapid eye movement, and facial twitches. Normal results?

90% normal: Spikes and sharp waves are abnormal. Most other waves are pretty normal. The facial "twitch" could potentially be interpreted as abnormal based on the clinical scenario. ...Read more

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What is a laser eye surgery for rapid eye movement and nearsightedness?

What is a laser eye surgery for rapid eye movement and nearsightedness?

Laser eye surgery: It is possible with some laser platforms to do corneal refractive laser surgery on a patient with nystagmus (if that is what you mean by rapid eye movement), in order to correct myopia. Surface ablation / prk would likely be the best choice, if the rest of the evaluation indicates the procedure would be safe for that patient. ...Read more

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Baby seizures 7mo old no fever just eye movement an trembling does it require er?

Baby seizures 7mo old no fever just eye movement an trembling does it require er?

Seizure: Seizure is abnormal electrical activity in brain due to many reasons. If your baby does not have fever then calling it febrile seizure is not right. Eye rolling and trembling/shaking together is not a common activity in babies. Your baby should be seen by er physician to find out the cause of this seizure. ...Read more

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I see a circle in my left eye vision this morning. The circle travels following my eye movement. I put lubricant eye drop. It didn't help.?

I see a circle in my left eye vision this morning. The circle travels following my eye movement. I put lubricant eye drop. It didn't help.?

Visual defect: If the sensation of a defect ("circle") in your visual field persists for more than 20 minutes you should see an ophthalmologist. Spots ("floaters") are common, and usually benign, unless numerous and persistent. Large defects than this that are persistent could be a sign of retinal tear or vitreous degeneration. Get it checked. ...Read more

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How to deal with uncontrollable eye movement?

How to deal with uncontrollable eye movement?

See eye doctor: Uncontrollable eye movement could be a sign of serious neurologic disease. See an eye doctor asap. ...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 could cause subtle pain with eye movement and fever?

What could cause subtle pain with eye movement and fever?

The spectrum: Of retro-orbital pain on eye movement can range from the benign to the emergent. Fever would indicate either infection or inflammation. Coupled with eye pain on movement you could have something as non-emergent as sinus infection with peri-orbital inflammation to viral/bacterial induced retro-orbital process. A visit and assessment by your pcp and basic imaging can reveal the answers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abnormal eye movement?

What is the definition or description of: Abnormal eye movement?

Fast, slow or absenc: The normal eye movements are smooth; steady and symmetrical in all directions. Nystagmus is fast eye movement with or without eye movement. If the muscle can not move all the way in full motion then it can cause double vision (diplopia). It is called strabismus or lazy eye. ...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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How to maintain coordination, eye movement, and balance as you get over age 60?

How to maintain coordination, eye movement, and balance as you get over age 60?

Stay active: Various balance exercises, tai chi, yoga, bicycle, pilates, and even sports such as tennis, golf, alpine or cross country skiing, dance, or rollerblading, all contribute to improved coordination, balance and eye movement coordination. Stay active all your life! ...Read more

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