A tic in the eye. Vertigo is often caused by a buildup of fluid in the ear, and this can cause a host of other symptoms. This is because the ear, nose and throat are rather closely interconnected, and what affects one also affects the other areas. You may experience a flutter of the eyelid, or an itch, or even spasms in some muscle of the eye. These may cause you to have an uncontrollable to desire to rub the eyes, but generally speaking, placing a cold compress on the affected eye works much better. However, you may take consolation in the fact that these symptoms will not last long, though of course, your vertigo will still need treatment.