Question by  madcookie83 (65)

What could cause darting eye movements?

I have noticed darting eye movements in my aunt.


Answer by  Tiara48 (12)

If your aunt is healthy, darting eye movements can be caused by discomfort during a conversation. If she is blind, her eye movements might be typical. However, if this behavior is not usual, she may have a neurological problem, and I would strongly suggest that you take her as soon as possible to a medical professional for a real diagnosis.


Answer by  Meghan23 (69)

When an individual is taking certain medications it can cause rapid movement in their eyes. In addition, Lyme disease can also cause darting eye movement. When an individual experiences this it may mean absolutely nothing and then in some cases they may have nerve or muscle damage in their eyes


Answer by  mb (5482)

This could be a number of things. Certain medications will cause loss of muscle control in the eyes, also Parkinson's disease and nervious "ticks".


Answer by  mars3291 (252)

Darting eye movements are caused by some infection such as Lyme disease. May be also caused by other inflammatory conditions. Darting eye movements which are involuntary, vestibular system is prbably affected.


Answer by  suze (333)

Darting eyes may be mean nothing. However, it can be a symptom of a problem with the nerves or muscles in the eyes. This can also be a symptom of a neurological disease. If there is nothing wrong with her vision (such as blurry vision or seeing double) then there is probably nothing to worry about.


Answer by  Lam109 (5)

Aside from direct medical answers such as medications or Lyme disease, excess nervousness or stress could cause one's eyes to dart around.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

This is commonly referred to as "Rapid Eye Movement," and is usually done during sleep. Some with neurological conditions may experience it while awake at times.


Answer by  ady15 (3)

if you stay too focus on something too much time.i know some friends who have this problem,but i didn't wondeded what causes this problem.I supose too much tv and too much computer.i guess it is necessary too a doc immediatley.something else i don't have in mind right now. . .


Answer by  drameshphysio (24)

This type of sleep is opposite from the REM sleep. The brain 'sleeps' during Non Rapid Eye Movement Sleep, while the body parts may move around. In the first phase of Non REM Sleep, the body relaxes and the temperature/BP fall. Slowly we fall into a light sleep. the next phase, we sleep but are prone to moving/talking while sleeping.

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