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I've been having rapid uncontrolled horizontal eye movm't which is increasing in frequency and duration. Have had confirmed episodes of PLM without associated cortical arousals, central apneas, and oxygen desaturation w/a nadir of 84%. The doctors look into my eyes, but when it isn't happening. Does atrial ectopy have any relation? I'm worried because a doctor described another test as my brain not knowing where my head is.That sounds funny but they are serious. Are these related? Who should I see? This is from different doctors. Also but probably unrelated are some serious spinal cervical, thoracic and lumbar damage (w/ cervical fusion.)
From the information that you have provided, I assume that you are having involuntary eye movements which is known as “Nystagmus”. Nystagmus occurs due to an abnormality in the centre for eye movement control (which lies in the cerebellum and its connections). There can be multiple conditions which can cause this abnormality. However there is no relation between these eye movements and atrial ectopics.
I would like to know if you have undergone a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain. If not, I think you should do MRI of the brain to look for other causes of nystagmus. I would suggest that you consult a neurologist, who after a detailed neurological examination would be able to guide you through the test.
Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.
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