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Voluntary Rapid Eye Movement
See your eye doctor: You may need to be referred to a neuro- ophthalmologist for further workup and studies. ...Read more
I have uncontrolled rapid eye movement where my eyes flutter up and down at least 10 times a day or more this happened all my life, what causes this?
Flutter: Fluttering eye movements may be an oscillopsia or blepharospasm. Oscillopsia is a normal finding, often inherited-- as long as you don't find distortion in your vision, it is benign-- blepharospasm is usually benign as well and can be caused by dry eye, stress, caffeine, allergy, or fatigue. ...Read more
REM disorder: If you do possess true rem disorder of sleep, this should be evaluated by a sleep specialist and neurologist. This could be the earliest sign of a disorder of the basal ganglia, and possibly heralding eventual parkinson's or even lewy body accumulation. This sleep disorder can cause violent night-time activity and needs to be addressed. ...Read more
My four month old baby son seems to have rapid eye movement at different times during the day. Is that normal. It's not very fast movement either.
Rapid eye movements may be entirely normal in infants HOWEVER THIS is the kind of observation your Pediatrician will NOT be annoyed about if you question him/her......suggest you check this out....
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Can nucynta (tapentadol) 100mgs cause hallucinations and uncontrollable rapid eye movement with eye pain w it?
Yes and no: There have been post- marketing case reports of Nucynta (tapentadol) causing hallucinations. I did not see any reference to rapid eye movements or eye pain associated with it. It would be a good idea to see an optometrist to see if you have glaucoma which many central nervous system drugs can trigger. A neurology or ophthalmologist should evaluate you for causes of nystagmus, the rapid eye movements ...Read more
Had EEG done. I was WIDE AWAKE (taken ADD medince that morning)results stated theta waves, rapid eye movement, and facial twitches. Normal results?
90% normal: Spikes and sharp waves are abnormal. Most other waves are pretty normal. The facial "twitch" could potentially be interpreted as abnormal based on the clinical scenario. ...Read more
Should i be worried about waking up with rapid eye movement (closed lids) when waking up in the morning opening eyes and seeing everything moving just as fast from top to bottom. This also happend about 3 month ago. I have been dizzy when getting up from
Mmmmmmm: I have seen 1.5 million patients in my career. I have never heard this story. I would see and ophthalmologist, or a neuro-ophthalmologist if available. ...Read more
Laser eye surgery: It is possible with some laser platforms to do corneal refractive laser surgery on a patient with nystagmus (if that is what you mean by rapid eye movement), in order to correct myopia. Surface ablation / prk would likely be the best choice, if the rest of the evaluation indicates the procedure would be safe for that patient. ...Read more
My son has rapid horizontal eye movement for 5-10 minutes after wakening from naps. It repeats a pattern. Is this serious?
Nystagmus: Is always a cause for concern. Some causes are serious, and others are not. Only a physician who has the benefit of a full physical exam and testing results can attest to how serious this is in your son. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son has rapid horizontal eye movement for 5-10 minutes after wakening from naps. It repeats a pattern.?
See eye doc: Go to an ophthalmologist for an examination. ...Read more
I've had NDPH for 10 years but for the past 2 days my headache has been different, in that my eye movement is causing it to worsen, should I be worried?
NDPH: New Daily Persistent Headache--that is a tuff one: the cause is unknown and usually has more than one etiology--it can be triggered by stress, infection,allergies, minor head trauma poor posture, eye or sinus problems--or combinations of them-NDPH is usually an exclusionary diagnosis-research points to an immune-mediated inflammatory process--typically treated with typical migraine HA RX. Avoid opiate ...Read more
I see a circle in my left eye vision this morning. The circle travels following my eye movement. I put lubricant eye drop. It didn't help.?
Visual defect: If the sensation of a defect ("circle") in your visual field persists for more than 20 minutes you should see an ophthalmologist. Spots ("floaters") are common, and usually benign, unless numerous and persistent. Large defects than this that are persistent could be a sign of retinal tear or vitreous degeneration. Get it checked. ...Read more
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
The spectrum: Of retro-orbital pain on eye movement can range from the benign to the emergent. Fever would indicate either infection or inflammation. Coupled with eye pain on movement you could have something as non-emergent as sinus infection with peri-orbital inflammation to viral/bacterial induced retro-orbital process. A visit and assessment by your pcp and basic imaging can reveal the answers. ...Read more
ER: You need to have it checked immediately ...Read more
Fast, slow or absenc: The normal eye movements are smooth; steady and symmetrical in all directions. Nystagmus is fast eye movement with or without eye movement. If the muscle can not move all the way in full motion then it can cause double vision (diplopia). It is called strabismus or lazy eye. ...Read more
Eye movements: Need to know you how eyes move, do they cross, move apart, go in circles, etc. ...Read more
Can you tell me if you had a lesion to your abducens nerve, how would this affect your eye movement?
It would limit: The ability to move the eye down especially when looking toward the nose. Most people with this would have one eye pointing higher on the affected side and, if new, terrible double vision. ...Read more
Sitting at my desk at work I'm having brief spells of vertigo. What would cause me to feel like I'm spinning/falling? It's related to eye movement.
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