A member asked:

My eye has been twitching for wks.i have dry eye but heard it was a sign of multiple sclerosis... my mom and sister have ms... should i get mri?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Kenneth Liu answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

An eye twitch can be due to numerous things, including stress. If you are concerned, call your physician.

Answered Jul 21, 2014



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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

You most likely have orbital myokymia, which can be due to eyestrain, fatigue, lack of sleep, stress, chemical imbalance. The odds of your acquiring MS with your family background is about 2-4%, at most. Lastly, lots of comments about MS are provided by numerous non-medical "experts" both online and in the community. Check with your eye doctor about your current issues.

Answered Mar 1, 2015



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