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Doctor insights on: Rhythmic Eye Movements

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What can cause uncontrollable random eye jitters/movements?

What can cause uncontrollable random eye jitters/movements?

Nystagmus?: I am not sure what do you mean by jitters? If the eyeball moves, then this is nystagmus and this is related to some kind of brain and congenital problem. If you mean movement of the eyelids, then this is eyelid spasm and these are sign of facial tics. The facial tic could be related to stress, Potassium deficiency, or some other problems. So please see a neurologist for either of these problems. ...Read more

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How do I stop the constant preoccupation of actions, worrying about what others think, awkward eye/body movements and speech that makes me arrogant?

How do I stop the constant preoccupation of actions, worrying about what others think, awkward eye/body movements and speech that makes me arrogant?

Psych eval: Your concerns and symptoms may best be explained through a good psychological evaluation - interviews and perhaps testing. If it results in a diagnosis, treatment may be recommended. It may be a mistake to jump to any flip guess diagnosis. A good understanding will optimize your results. Try not to give up and be as patient as you can. You're young and it will be worth the effort - you deserve it! ...Read more

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5months ago I had 2 times where my eyes moved quickly to the right and back to center just ONCE not multiple movements. Nothing since. Worried?

5months ago I had 2 times where my eyes moved quickly to the right and back to center just ONCE not multiple movements.  Nothing since. Worried?

Lateral nystagmus. : I assume both eyes moved. Usually, this is an acquired condition of the vestibular (balance) mechanism. An ENT specialist is best to evaluate it for you. If it doesn't occur again, it points to a one-time, unknown transient issue. If it reoccurs, see your ENT. ...Read more

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Jerking eye movements? = nystagmus?

Jerking eye movements? = nystagmus?

Most commonly, yes: Nystagmus is the name for usually rhythmic, oscillating (back and forth, or up and down) involuntary movements of both eyes. It is most often seen as a congenital (born with) finding, or develops shortly after birth. There are other causes for unusual or "jerking" eye movements too, and affected individual should be seen by an ophthalmologist, neuro-ophthalmologist, or neurologist for a diagnosis. ...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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What can cause pain in the eyes during eye movement?

What can cause pain in the eyes during eye movement?

Inflammation: Inflammation in or behind the eye can cause this. You should see an eye doctor soon, and immediately if you develop a decrease in vision. ...Read more