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What kind of deficiency causes under eye twitching?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Benign fasciculation: Myokymia, usually resolves and attributed to stress, caffeine, lack of sleep, alcohol, etc., rarely could be a precursor to real spasms like blepharospasm or associated with ms.

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What causes your eye to twitch?

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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 ...
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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.
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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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