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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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. Sewa Legha
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.


Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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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
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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
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Get annual eye exam
Yearly
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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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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

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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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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, bacterial)
once
Do not use someone else's eye drops
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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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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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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 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 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

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