Another symptom of my type of Ataxia, ARCA-1, is abnormal eye movements. I have found, that sometimes what I perceive with my eyes can get in the way. My eyes seem to have a mind of their own. For instance, getting a pan out from inside the cabinet can be a challenge I see the door opening. It’s plenty wide enough. I see what I want in the back of the cabinet. Oh no! I’m going to have to reach back there, putting my head inside the door opening. I see the sides, aim myself and BAM! I start banging my head from side to side in a game of what I call head-pinball.