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Eye Fluttering - 6 year old child
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Eye Fluttering - 6 year old child

My 6 year old daughter often flutters her eyes rapidly, when she does this her eyes roll back.  This was recently brought to my attention by her teacher.  This is something that I believe she has been doing to some degree since she was 4.  We always thought that it was a mannerism that she did when she was speaking.  She often is very animated.  I have been watching her very closely and discovered that she does this very frequently not only when she is speaking but often when she is quiet just playing. She does not however do this when she is focusing on something; reading or watching TV.  She has no other symptoms.  I have an appointment in a month with a pediatric eye doctor, but am having trouble waiting that long.

Thanks for your input,
Kelly
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Eye fluttering could represent a behavior. If when she has the eye fluttering she stops her activities and stares, it could represent a seizure. You can test this by calling to her when she has a spell and seeing if she responds. Otherwise, without examining her I cannot make a diagnosis. Seeing a pediatric eye specialist would be reasonable. Good luck.
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I would suggest you contact a neurologist, however, that appointment may be more than a month out.  My son, as an infant, used to flinch whenever he saw cieling fans or anything came toward him.  He would often blink fast and roll his eyes, as well.  When he was two and a half he had a grand mal seizure and all of our lives have been different since.  It may be nothing, but I would definately check it out before you get caught off guard like I did.
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i would make an appt with her pediatrician...you'll get to see him sooner esp if you tell the office why...good luck
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