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what is it called when the eyeball moves constantly never stopping and i donot m

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    kristihermes1posted 8 years ago

    what is it called when the eyeball moves constantly never stopping and i donot mean the eye lids.

    eyeball constantly moves without stopping, not refering to the eyelids..

  2. Wealthmadehealthy profile image60
    Wealthmadehealthyposted 8 years ago

    Twitching of the eye almost always occurs in the muscles of the eyelid. Because they press on the eye it may feel as though the eyeball itself is moving Minor eyelid twitches require no treatment as they usually resolve spontaneously. Reducing stress, using warm soaks, in some cases it occurs because of irritation in the eye, which results in twitching of the eyelid. However, if the eye is comfortable it is more likely that it is a simple muscle spasm, which may be related to stress or fatigue or in, many cases happen spontaneously without any known cause. Eye Twitching should resolve on its own it does not it certainly is worth a comprehensive eye examination to ensure that no other problem is occurring in the eye.

    I found this answer when I googled eyball twitching.  Sometimes it can be when your eyes have been strained, my eyes do that sometimes after I have been on the computer for hours in low light.

  3. chrisdemarco profile image66
    chrisdemarcoposted 8 years ago

    I'm a little confused on what specifically you are asking.  Are you referring to the phase of sleep where the eyeballs enter a state of constant and rapid movement?  If so, that is known as REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep.

    If not, could you please be a little more specific?

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    kristihermes1posted 8 years ago

    Hi i do appreciate your response, its my boyfriends eyes and his eyes are never not moving as its not only in sleep but when he is wide awake his eyeballs are constantly moving back and forth. its almost like he is crosseyed but he isnt, their very strange looking. Im told this is a rare condition that over 1 in 1000 have it i guess and i think its possibly genetic but i would really like to know more about it and what his options are?

  5. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
    Daughter Of Maatposted 6 years ago

    It's called nystagmus. It is a constant movement of the eyes, either horizontally or vertically. Vertically is rare, nystagmus is typically horizontal. The disorder is usualy caused by a neuological or other systemic issue.

  6. docashp profile image51
    docashpposted 9 months ago

    It is nystagmus ,the vertical or horizontal movement of the eyes.It can be tested by putting cold and warm water in the ears known as the caloric test, remembered by the mnemonic COWS- cold water opposite side eye movement and warm water same side.It may be physiological and pathological.The disease conditions causing it are not limited to the eyes and may be caused by systemic disease also.