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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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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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I need help please. I'm having eye pain with eye movements. What does this mean?

I need help please. I'm having eye pain with eye movements. What does this mean?

See an ophthalmologi: You need an eye exam and you may need some imaging too. Pain with eye movement could be from another source which it requires an ophthalmologist to exam and determine the cause. ...Read more

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Normal to have very small ring-like lights in vision in complete dark with eye movements.Are these flashes?Got retina examined a week back, no issues?

Normal to have very small ring-like lights in vision in complete dark with eye movements.Are these flashes?Got retina examined a week back, no issues?

Phosphenes: Your description sounds like phosphenes related to movement of the vitreous jelly in the eye during eye movement. It should decrease with time but retinal followup is recommended. ...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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Would someone who is high on drugs have difficulty and abnormal eye movements?

Yes: Drugs can causes this and this is what officers check for on individuals suspected to be under the influence of illicit drugs. ...Read more

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What illnesses cause sudden severe drowsiness with uncontrollable eye movements and inability to focus vision, at least 1 x a day for past 2 weeks?

What illnesses cause sudden severe drowsiness with uncontrollable eye movements and inability to focus vision, at least 1 x a day for past 2 weeks?

Drop in blood pressu: if I were you, if you could, I would do a formal consult. Very difficult to advise you based on a question. You need a question and answer session. Based on what you are describing, I can only conclude that your blood pressure is dropping. But you need a formal consult. ...Read more

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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