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Is rolling back of eyes related to tiredness?

Hello, a family member started rolling her eyes to the back of her head for several years now...it is very noticable by all and makes everyone feel very uneasy. She tells everyone she is very tired as she is a nurse however don t the eyelids drop in that case...here the eyes roll right back...sometimes her head will fall forward. We are all very concerned however it is not up for discussion. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. ....Also if a person was to be this tired and then drive? No one belives it is actually connected to be tired.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

It may be due to nerve palsy that supply ocular muscles of eyes or stroke or seizures or midbrain lesions etc.

Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Get it done MRI brain and spinal cord. Then please consult your neuro physician he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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