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A 34-year-old male asked:

Can allergies cause eye twitching?

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Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 29 years experience
Blepharospasm: Blepharospasm is thought to be caused by fatigue, and is associated with stress or lack of sleep. I am not aware of allergies being related.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Any cause of eye irritation can cause eyelid twitching.
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes: Allergies of the eyes usually cause redness, itching and watery discharges from the eyes but twitching can occur. If you do not have the other symptoms of allergy then your doctor needs to check you for other things like tics (not ticks like the insects that bite).

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What causes eye twitching?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Stress, fatigue etc: Commonest cause of eye twitching is stress, followed by fatigue, sleep deprivation, stimulant use (even simply coffee). Other conditions causing eye twitching (much less often) include certain movement disorders (e.g. Tourette's, blepharospasm), focal epilepsy.

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