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What wrong when your eye ball keep flicking

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what wrong when your eye ball keep flicking
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.

Are you referring to your eyelid or eyeball?
When did this start?
Do you drink much caffiene?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
my eye ball and i drink a cup of coffee daily
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.

A few more questions.

Do the objects in your field of vision flicker in tandem with your eyeballs?
Is it one eye or both eyes?
When did this first start?
What other medicines do you take?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
just my left eye ;and today and i just only take blood pressure medicine.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.

Shimmering or flickering movements of the eyeball is termed nystagmus. It often occurs in both eyes. New onset nystagmus is concerning for problem with the inner ears or brain. Some medications used to treat seizure disorders and mood are also known to induce nystagmus.

For the standard nystagmus, I would expected it to be accompanied by other signs. Since it is not common to have sudden nystagmus, I recommend you see your primary care doctor or ophthalmologist for evaluation to confirm that it is indeed nystagmus.

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