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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to get rid of eye twitching?

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Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Eye lid twitch: Decrease or stop caffeine use, reduce stress levels and increase amount of hours you sleep. Occasionally, using a cold compress temporarily helps as well. If this problem is severe and persistent, you may need medical treatment by an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Determine the cause: Eye lid twitching can be caused by many things and an ophthalmologist is necessary to determine the true cause. The most common causes are fatigue, stress and dry eye. If you have been doing a lot of eye straining lately, try to take more breaks. Use artificial tears to moisturize the eye and mitigate your stress as much as possible.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What can I do to get rid of eye twitching underneath my eye?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Sounds like: Ocular myokymia, which is quite common and self-limited usually and very annoying, but benign. Caused most often by fatigue, eye strain, stress, lack of sleep, exhaustion, nearby infections, such as nasal or sinus, repetitive squinting, maybe blepharospam. May respond to modification of corrective lenses. See your ophthalmologist, if too troublesome.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can get rid of an eye twitch?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of my eye twitch (spasm)?

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Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Blepharospasm: If your symptoms are severe and persistent, Botox injection is a treatment option! intermittent eye twitches are common and can be related to lack of sleep and stress.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can be done to get rid of an eye twitch?

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Dr. Joshua Turknett
Neurology 20 years experience
Several things: Eye twitches, while extremely irritating, are quite common, and rarely the sign of anything pathological. Some folks are more prone to them than others. The primary factors that precipitate them in most are sleep deprivation, stress, and caffeine. So, the best path to getting rid of them is to make sure you're getting plenty of rest, and reducing or eliminating caffeine until it resolves.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I do to get rid of this annoying eye twitch?

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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
BOTOX: If the conservative treatments outlined are ineffective, then you need to be evaluated for brain or facial abnormalities.Botox can be used if indicated with negative work up. The medical condition is known as benign essential blepharospasm.

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