Disorders of Eye Movement
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Ami Shah Vira, MD

Ami Shah Vira, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Shah Vira grew up in Arizona. She moved to Chicago to complete a combined engineering and medical program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Chicago Medical School. She completed a highly competitive two year dual fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic at the highly regarded Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Shah Vira specializes in surgical correction of the eyelids and eyebrows, eyelid malposition and tumors, excessive tearing, and conditions involving the orbit. In addition, she provides a variety of cosmetic procedures, including upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), brow lifts, and cosmetic injectables such as Botox cosmetic, and Xeomin.

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Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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  • I can't move my eyes in one direction

  • Can't move my eyes smoothly

  • Can't move my eyes properly

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Content updated on Dec 3, 2023

About the symptom

Eye movement disorder is characterized by intact alignment but in which the eyes either have restricted motility, move too slowly, or are misdirected. This can be due to muscle or nerve disorders.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Cannot move eyes

Possible causes

  • Tolosa Hunt syndrome

    Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome is a rare condition characterized by severe headaches behind the eyes, decreased and painful eye movements typically in just one eye. The exact cause is unknown, but it may be related to inflammation in certain areas behind the eye.

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  • Do you have difficulty moving your eyes in a specific direction?

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References

  • Types of Strabismus- American Academy of Ophthalmology

    https://www.aao.org/education/basic-skills/type-of-strabismus-introduction

Reviewed By:

Ami Shah Vira, MD

Ami Shah Vira, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Shah Vira grew up in Arizona. She moved to Chicago to complete a combined engineering and medical program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Chicago Medical School. She completed a highly competitive two year dual fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic at the highly regarded Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Shah Vira specializes in surgical correction of the eyelids and eyebrows, eyelid malposition and tumors, excessive tearing, and conditions involving the orbit. In addition, she provides a variety of cosmetic procedures, including upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), brow lifts, and cosmetic injectables such as Botox cosmetic, and Xeomin.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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