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my right eye keeps twitching what does it mean

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Stress?!: At your age stress and anxiety,fatigue and lack of sleep would be the likeliest causes

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hi stress or nothing: If you are talking about your lids twitching, stress can cause that to happen. So can dehydration, certain medications, low blood sugar, electrolyte i ... Read More
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Dr. Tal Raviv answered
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Myokymia: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffe ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Prob, blepharospasm: You are describing what sounds very much like blepharospasm, an intermittent twitching of one or other eye that cannot control. Most commonly, it is d ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Eyelid twitching: Eye irritation from any cause, stimulant use such as caffeine/ amphetamines/ cocaine, lack of sleep, excessive stress, neurologic disease, and other i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can be myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can be myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, a ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If just an eyelid...: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Sounds normal: Twictching is usually benign, esp in a young person. Has nothing to do with the surgery in other eye. Twitching that involves part of the face as wel ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eyes?: It sounds as if you may have dry eyes. Dry eyes can certainly cause twitching and burning. It may even cause headaches. You can try OTC artificial ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Sometimes this can: be caused by a metabolic disorder but usually it resolves on its own. Try to relax and avoid caffeine to see if this helps.

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