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Rhythmic Eye 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
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
What might a HA that worsens with extraocular movements be? Pain free if my eyes are focused on something straight ahead, but with EOM it's painful?
Small flashes at the very bottom of l eye with fast movement of eye from down to up in complete dark.Doesnt happen without movement.Eval a month back?
Flashes: If still occurring, then should be re-examined. Needs retinal dilated exam. ...Read more
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
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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