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Left Eye crossing involuntarily
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Left Eye crossing involuntarily

I am a 27 year old female who has never had any vision issues, neurological issues, etc. Perfect health and good vision my entire life. I was laying on my sofa this afternoon when my left eye involuntarily crossed causing tension in my head and disorienting my vision. It lasted about a minute in which I stumbled into my bathroom to try to look in the mirror. Once I regained focus, it was almost a struggle for a few seconds to keep my eye straight. I'm not sure what caused it but I am a little freaked out. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I'm not sure what to do about this incident...
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This could represent a number of things. It shouldn't recur, and if it does recur you should seek the care of an Eye MD. It sounds like you had an involuntary spasm of one of the "rectus" muscles which control eye movement and stability. Usually benign.

Best wishes,
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D.
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