Doctor: Clinton's 'abnormal eye movements' hints at serious health issues

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Blink and you'll miss it: the latest in a series of seemingly endless speculations about Hillary Clinton's health.

Physician John R. Coppedge says he noticed something off about Clinton's eyes during her speech at a Philadelphia rally — there are a few moments when her eyes appear to be out of sync.

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Coppedge managed to conclude that Clinton has a problem with one of her cranial nerves, and he says this problem is caused by a blood clot she sustained from a 2012 concussion.

Click through moments on the trail that have some concerned over HillaryClinton's health:

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Moments on the trail that have some concerned over Hillary Clinton's health
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stops her speech to cough at the 11th Congressional District Labor Day festival at Luke Easter Park in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a throat lozenge during a coughing fit in the final hour of a marathon testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds up a glass of water as she struggles to contain a coughing fit as she speaks at the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines while campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leaves ceremonies marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks at the National 9/11 memorial The Hillary Clinton campaign disclosed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia, after a social media video appeared to show her swaying and her knees buckling as she left the memorial ceremony in New York. REUTERS/Brian Snyder 
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses to drink water after coughing as she speaks at the 11th Congressional District Labor Day festival at Luke Easter Park in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES - 2016/02/16: Mrs. Clinton interrupted by coughing spasm during her speech. Presidential candidate and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at Shomburg Center on her plans for strengthening the Black community and improving opportunity for minorities if elected president. (Photo by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses to drink water after coughing as she speaks at the 11th Congressional District Labor Day festival at Luke Easter Park in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 05: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pauses to take a drink of water to help soothe a cough during a campaign rally at Luke Easter Park on September 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Clinton is kicking off a Labor Day campaign swing to Ohio and Iowa on a new campaign plane large enough to accommodate her traveling press corp. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 26: Cough drops and a microphone sit on a stool for democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a campaign event on May 26, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Hillary Clinton is campaigning in the San Francisco Bay Area ahead of California's presidential primary on June 7th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton struggles to contain a coughing fit as she speaks at the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines while campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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It's a hell of a diagnosis to make — especially since Clinton's actual doctor has said the candidate is not suffering any symptoms from either the concussion or the blood clot. But Coppedge wants Clinton to undergo an independent neurological exam, just in case.

Coppedge admits that he's never examined Clinton, doesn't specialize in ophthalmology or neurology and is simply speculating from public information. But if a 20-second C-SPAN clip isn't enough to take a stab at a medical diagnosis, what is?

The health and fitness of both presidential candidates has become a major theme of this campaign. Despite medical disclosures from both Clinton and her rival Donald Trump, armchair doctors across the country continue to insist there must be something physically or mentally wrong with the candidates.

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This isn't to say Coppedge's opinion is entirely without merit. Since both candidates are over 65, some doctors have recommended they undergo cognitive tests to check for signs of Alzheimer's disease or dementia.


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