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My eye vibrates when I am talking and can sometime be painfull,

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My eye vibrates when I am talking and can sometime be painfull, what does this mean?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.

Hello and thanks for your question. I must say that your complaint is quite unique. I can't say I've heard that one before. Nevertheless, let's see if we can sort this out. Probably some of the most likely problems to be causing this are those that share an anatomic proximity with the eye or tissues around the eye (orbit). The sinus share a wall with the orbit and if there is inflammation in the sinuses, then talking (which causes a resonating through your sinuses) and the vibration in the sinuses that comes from it can cause a similar sensation in and around the eye. In addition, the throat and/or ears can also have inflammation and/or an infection which because of their anatomic proximity may similarly cause this type of reaction.


Alternatively, there may be inflammation only in and/around the eye itself. The eye might red, sensitive to light, tender or painful, might have tearing or discharge emanating from it or the vision may be affected if there is inflammation in or around the eye. If this is the case, I would seek the help of an ophthalmologist who can examine your eyes to determine if ocular inflammation is the cause of your symptoms.


If not, I would recommend starting with your primary care doctor who can examine everything else to determine if localized inflammation near the orbit is responsible for such a reaction.


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