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Why do my eye lids have involuntary muscles contractions?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Fasciculations: It is not uncommon to develop involuntary contractions of the eyelids, called fasciculations. These are mild, sometimes described as vibrations of the lids and tend to disappear after days or weeks. If the contractions are strong or painful, it is called blepharospasm and may require medical evaluation to determine the cause and treatment options.
Last updated Dec 27, 2013

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