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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Muscle twitches: These are the familiar little twitches that many people get especially in their eyelids or elsewhere, but not sufficient to move a joint. Too much cof ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Myokymia: Myokymia = eyelid twitching.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Rare: The superior oblique can twitch and cause rotation of the eye. Need to see a doctor about treatment.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Myokymia can affect any muscle.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Visual disturbance: Condition presents as repeated, brief episodes of movement, shimmering or shaking of the vision of one eye, a feeling of the eye trembling, or vertica ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caridad Santos
63 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Attend to myokymia and diabetes control first as this is a priority.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Difference: The former is a refractive error and the later is an eye muscle problem.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Tongue twitching: This is an important question. Perfectly healthy people can have twitching in their tongue. It is not always a sign of an illness. By itself, it ma ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Constance Okeke
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Neuro-ophthalmology: Myokymia is a common eye condition resulting in eyelid twitching that typically occurs related to excessive amounts of caffeine, stress, and/or fatigu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Botox: Sometimes myokymia is so persistent that it is constantly annoying. A good first step is to have Botox injected which can quiet it down and sometimes ... Read More

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