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Can rapid eye movement cause flashes?

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Can rapid eye movement cause flashes?

Rapid Eye Movement:

Rapid eye movement is a normal part of the REM sleep cycle. When such movements of the eyes occur during times of wakefulness, it can be cause for medical concern. Wakeful rapid eye movement is called nystagmus.

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Rapid eye movement is not a known cause of flashes, sparkles or flashes of light in one's field of vision. The flashes are known as photopsia. Most...

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What Is Nystagmus? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
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