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why does your eye twitch when tired?

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Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Ocular fatigue : Eyelid muscles are very sensitive. They can become tired easily. Thus you can rest your eyes as well.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

What causes your eye to twitch?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Fatigue, dryness: Common causes for a funny little eyelid twitch include surface irritation of the eye (such as dryness) and fatigue. If both eyes are twitching, that's something different (usually blepharospasm), and can be treated with botox. If not just the eye but the side of the face is twitching, see your eye care provider, as a small percentage of people with this symptom need an MRI to r/o a problem ...
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
How long has your eye been twitching? What changed before this? Any caffeine? Any adrenalin-producing medicines, over-the-counter drugs [decongestants, weight-loss supplements], herbs [ginseng, ma huang, dong quai]? Do you twitch anywhere else or have any other symptoms? If yes, then think about things that affect your whole body like hormones.
Nov 27, 2011
A 45-year-old member asked:

What does an eye twitch or blink usually mean?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Nothing: May be due to fatigue, stress, not sleeping enough, reading for a long time. Muscles get fatigue. If painful or socially unacceptable, Botox injection may be used occasionally.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is an eye twitch something to be concerned about or is it fairly common?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Fairly common: An eyelid twitch (also called blepharospasm) is often due to stress, lack of sleep, or too much caffeine. Anything irritating your eye can also cause the twitch, so if it persists, or if you experience any other abnormal symptoms, follow up with your local ophthalmologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Lack of rest: Usually to to built up lack of sleep or adequate rest over a period of time.Will generally resolve by getting some rest and good sleep.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does your eye twitch?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Eyelid twitch: Causes include lack of sleep, stress, any cause of eye irritation, neurologic disease, stimulant use (such as cocaine, caffeine, meth, etc), and others.

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