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Does a magnesium deficiency cause eye twitching

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Benign fasciculation: Myokymia, usually resolves and attributed to stress, caffeine, lack of sleep, alcohol, etc., rarely could be a precursor to real spasms like blepharos... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Magnesium and calcium deficiency have similar symptom and twitching or tetany are the usual symptoms. Tingling around the mouth is an other symptom.
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Magnesium deficiency is common but hard to diagnose. Get plenty of greens in your diet and get the lazy eye treated early if this is a youngster.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 16 years experience
A number of things: This can be do to a number of things from electrolyte disturbances, thyroid disturbances, or something significant such as a neuromuscular disorder. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Time: Usually twitching gets better on its own. There are a few things you can do to help: get more sleep, decrease stress and decrease caffeine intake. Mor... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 29 years experience
Blepharospasm: Blepharospasm is thought to be caused by fatigue, and is associated with stress or lack of sleep. I am not aware of allergies being related.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. It is not associated... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Might be seizure: Disorder. Only way to tell for sure is by medical exam. Have him see a doctor for specific recommendation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Ballon
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Usually not.: Eye twitching can be due to essential blepharospasm (see blepharospasm.Org), stress (myokymia), other nerve problems such as aberrant regeneration. Se... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Blepharospasm: Is involuntary contraction of the muscle of the eyelid and is usually harmless and occurs with fatigue, stress or excess caffeine. It can be associate... Read More

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