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A 51-year-old member asked:

why does my eye keep twitching randomly?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Benign: Most "muscle twitches" involving eyelid are secondary to myokymia, which is a benign flickering, usually associated with eyestrain, fatigue, stress, bright sunshine, etc. But blepharospam may explain your twitch, and, if painful, or increasingly uncomfortable, have your eye specialist evaluate, and treat as appropriate.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can I do to get my eye to stop twitching?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Victor Bello
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Eye twitch: In the lids there exists a muscle that is called mueller's muscle. It responds to your circulating adrenaline, whose production by the body happens in response to stress. Local conditions such as cysts, concretions (calcium deposit) may be a physical cause that may induce mueller;s muscle to twitch.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What can it mean if my eye constantly is twitching?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Caffeine and...: Caffeine, stress and lack of sleep are the top causes of twitching. Check out http://www.2020vision.Com/eye_twitch.Html for more info!
A 37-year-old member asked:

What could cause my eye to keep twitching?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Stress!: Stress and dry eyes are the most common cause.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 36-year-old male asked:

My eye is constantly twitching and i'm diabetic?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Eye twitch: Eye twitching, or blepharospasm, is usually a result of dry eye, allergy, stress, fatigue, or caffeine intake. Try some artificial tears first, and if the symptoms persist, call you local ophthalmologist. Most eye twitches are benign, but if half the face twitches, there may be an underlying health problem.
Auburndale, FL
A 18-year-old female asked:

My cat scratched my eye and now it won't stop twitching.Should i go see a doctor?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
I would: Twitching in and of itself is not that of concern rather than the damage to the cornea (the convex portion of the eye overlying the pupil) that might have taken place as a result of the scratch. Those scratches need to be looked at as they may leave permanent damage resulting in significant visual problems.

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