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I am wondering if your daughter is talking about her eyelids rapidly twitching rather then her actual eyeballs shaking back and forth. If this is the case then what she is experiencing is called myokymia. Have you ever witnessed these events that your daughter is talking about?
Here is some information on myokymia:
The most likely cause of your symptoms is called myokymia. Myokymia is an involuntary, local twitching of a few muscle fibers in the body of a muscle. This twitching, if it occurs in a limb, is not strong enough to actually move a joint but can be felt and sometimes seen as an area of quivering. Myokymia commonly involves the eyelids and muscles around the orbit. It often appears and resolves for no apparent reason and has not been linked to any underlying significant pathology. What causes myokymia? Studies have shown that it is associated with anxiety, stress, lack of good sleep, high caffeine intake and the use of some drugs. The best way to treat myokymia is to get more sleep, decrease caffeine intake and decrease stress. The good news is that myokymia is not a sign of serious underlying pathology and often resolves on its own.
If, however, your daughter is actually having her eye balls shake back and forth, especially if you are able to see it, you should take her to a pediatric ophthalmologist for a full eye exam. While this may be nothing to worry about, as a parent myself, I would feel better if it was checked out.
Does this make sense to you?
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