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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Rapid Involuntary Eye Movements (Overview)

Rapid involuntary eye movements (nystagmus) is a symptom in which a person's eyeballs jiggle in a particular direction, and the movements are not under his control. Nystagmus can be congenital (he is born with it) or start later due to brain injury or disease.


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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
2 doctors shared insights

Rapid Involuntary Eye Movements (Overview)

Rapid involuntary eye movements (nystagmus) is a symptom in which a person's eyeballs jiggle in a particular direction, and the movements are not under his control. Nystagmus can be congenital (he is born with it) or start later due to brain injury or disease.


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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do NOT rub eye
Once
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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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What is the best treatment for involuntary eye movement?

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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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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Involuntary, rapid eye movements. Are these concussion related?

Involuntary, rapid eye movements. Are these concussion related?

Yes they can be: Un equal input from the balance organs in the inner ears can produce nystagmus (eye movements) with occiopsia (what ones sees with these eye movements ) and vertigo (the sensation of being pulled or turned in a direction) . The problem can be withe inner ear itself or the connections to the brain (8th craniel nerve) or damaged structures within the brain. Medications can also cause this problem. ...Read more

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Does involuntary, rapid eye movements mean it's possibly concussion related?

Does involuntary, rapid eye movements mean it's possibly concussion related?

Most concussion is: related to trauma or trauma history. If you've had no trauma, and rapid eye movement, it depends if it's causing you to not see or read clearly. Have your PCP check first, and then recommend seeing an eye doctor to see what is going on. Usually rapid eye movement is not related to trauma is the bottom line. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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Im getting involuntary, rapid eye movements. Could this be concussion related?

Im getting involuntary, rapid eye movements. Could this be concussion related?

Yes: Meds, trauma to the vestibular chochlear nerve or the semicircular canals can do this. It does not mean that the brain itself is injured. The latter is a possibility though. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Alpert
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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