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I can shake my eyes. Will I damage the nerves if I shake my eyes too much?

I can shake my eyes. Will I damage the nerves if I shake my eyes too much?

Depends: This depends on how vigorously you shake the eyes. As with any part of the human body, trauma is not well tolerated. The eye is securely attached to the optic nerve and severe torsion or contusion as in blunt injury can certainly damage the optic nerve, but it is doubtful that you can generate such force voluntarily. Probably no need to worry but i would not advise overly vigorous eye shaking. ...Read more

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I can voluntarily shake my eyes. Is this normal?

I can voluntarily shake my eyes. Is this normal?

Yes: Voluntary nystagmus is possible -- often quoted 8% of the population can induce it (usually convergence) high frequency and hard to sustain. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your eyes shake from side to side on their own?

What does it mean if your eyes shake from side to side on their own?

Nystagmus: It means your central vision is not good and the eye is in a constant saccadic movement to find better vision. It happens in macular hypoplasia (malformation) and in certain forms of muscle imbalance. If less than 15 year old must see an eye md asap for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my eyes shake when i look to the left or right?

Why might it be that my eyes shake when i look to the left or right?

It sounds like: You have end-gaze nystagmus. This is a few beats of eye jerking when looking to the extreme left or right. It is normal. ...Read more

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Randomly from time to time my eyes shake really crazy side to side then it will stop and go back to normal, why does it do that? How do I get it to st

Randomly from time to time my eyes shake really crazy side to side then it will stop and go back to normal, why does it do that? How do I get it to st

Nystagmus: Shaking eyes can be from many causes. Sometimes people are born with this issue, medications can also be the culprit. Eye strain can also cause this issue. You need to be evaluated by your ophthalmologist to determine the cause which will influence the treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter eyes shake and one turn in?

My daughter eyes shake and one turn in?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My eyes shakes sometimes what is the cause?

My eyes shakes sometimes what is the cause?

it depends on what : Exactly is shaking: lids often can flutter and is referred to as myokymia, usually not worrisome. Eyeballs can jiggle and this could be nystagmus or superior oblique myokymia. There are normal variants of nystagmus and pathologic causes as well . Impossible to comment on your situation without examining you. ...Read more

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What can cause eyes to quiver or shake back and forth rapidly?

?nystagmus: Would have to do a direct exam to be precise here, but might have nystagmus or even opsoclonus. Best to see an ophthalmologist or neurologist, and get this diagnosed. Could be a medication or drug reaction but get diagnosed. ...Read more

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What can lead to eyes to quiver or shake back and forth rapidly?

What can lead to eyes to quiver or shake back and forth rapidly?

Nystagmus: I assume you have observed this on someone else. Most nystagmus is congenital and is not noticed by the person who has it unless they look in the mirror. It is commonly seen by others looking at those who have it. It is mostly mysterious but is present at birth but also can be due to early reduced vision. Later in life it is usually a side effect of some drugs. ...Read more

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My eyes have been shaking a lot lately. What causes them to shake?

My eyes have been shaking a lot lately. What causes them to shake?

Shaky eyes: If your eyes appear to shake, then you should have them evaluated by an eye doctor. This may be caused by eye fatigue or could be something more significant. After an eye exam, the doctor may be able to give you a better explanation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eyes twich and your body shakes non stop?

What does it mean when your eyes twich and your body shakes non stop?

Stress: Sounds like stress and or anxiety. Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. Often triggered by stress, dry eyes, caffeine, or lack of sleep. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eyes to quiver or shake back and forth rapidly?

What are the causes of eyes to quiver or shake back and forth rapidly?

Nystagmus: What you describe sounds like a condition called nystagmus. There are multiple types of nystagmus with multiple causes. If you think you are developing nystagmus, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist, as it could indicate a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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My sister-in-laws 5 month baby shakes her eyes very fast side to side what does that mean ?

My sister-in-laws 5 month baby shakes her eyes very fast side to side what does that mean ?

I'm not 100%: certain I understand what your describing but I think this is a disturbing finding and needs evaluated by a Dr. pronto. This sounds like something called nystagmus. It can be associated with some serious disorders and can also lead to visual disability. Please get this addressed. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning for a bit, i tend to lay back down still tired n my eyes will shake up and down, in the mirror my eyes are still but shake?

I wake up in the morning for a bit, i tend to lay back down still tired n my eyes will shake up and down,  in the mirror my eyes are still but shake?

About nystagmus: Nystagmus is a shaking of the eyes that can occur under a number of circumstances, some involving signals from the inner ear to the brain. If dizzy, the eyes can shake from side to side. Up-and-down shaking is very different, not from the ear, & must be evaluated by a physician. Side-to-side shaking all the time or dizziness not explained by sudden changes in position also deserve evaluation. ...Read more

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I can shake my eyes back and forth at a rapid pace, not like nystagmus, but sometimes it's involuntary. Is this normal?

I can shake my eyes back and forth at a rapid pace, not like nystagmus, but sometimes it's involuntary. Is this normal?

Yes: Up to 8% of college age students (about 1 out of 10) were able to produce "voluntary nystagmus" in one study, and most of them had a relative who could do the same thing. It usually doesn't indicate any other eye problem. If it happens involuntarily, you should see your eye md for an exam. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter fell hit her head picked her up her eyes rolled back and started to shake they later on noes started getting runny?

Hi my daughter fell hit her head picked her up her eyes rolled back and started to shake they later on noes started getting runny?

Closed head : Injury with possible seizures . It is urgent that you take your daughter to see her pediatrician or go to the emergency if she has other signs and symptoms ASAP! Runny nose may not be related to the incident. Do not give her any pain medications to avoid masking other signs and symptoms before being seen. ...Read more

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Sometimes i wake up feeling the room is shaking side to side. I close my eyes & it still shakes! I sit up it goes away then comes back once i lay down?

Sometimes i wake up feeling the room is shaking side to side. I close my eyes & it still shakes! I sit up it goes away then comes back once i lay down?

Vertigo: Your description of the room shaking back and forth describe the symptom vertigo. If it occurs briefly with rapid position changes, you may have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This can typically be diagnosed and treated easily by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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On and of all day the top of my eyes hurt to touch and itch and I start to feel really funny then I start to shake could this be cancer

On and of all day the top of my eyes hurt to touch and itch and I start to feel really funny then I start to shake could this be cancer

Eye pain: I would not jump to a conclusion of cancer. Can you explain what you mean by feeling "Funny"? Any fever/chills? Do your eyes hurt when you move them around? Any change in vision? If yes to any of these questions I would immediately go see your doctor. Also do not touch the area as it may aggravate the situation. ...Read more