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Child's eye darting from one point to another, takes time to stop. Had tic's before. Solution?

Hi my son Samuel is 6 years old and for the last week or more his eyes have been darting from one point to another over and over again, often looking upwards at the light, but not always. It increases as the day goes on. He is able to stop this if asked but it may take a moment and he says he is daydreaming. He has had tics previously but not for almost a year, like shoulder shrug, tongue thrusting and eye winking/blinking. This though is not to do with the eyelid but more the actual eye itself. Would love to hear your views, many thanks in anticipation Annette
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

The darting movement back and forth of your son's eye is called nystagmus. If this nystagmus started in the past few weeks, then you need to have it evaluated by a neurologist as it can be from neural problem. If this nystagmus has been there ever since he was a child, then it is going to stay and he will be able to stop it if he focuses on something at near.

Hope this helps
Dr. Jay Patel
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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