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eye twitching (not severe enough for whole lid to close) persistent for months (on and off multiple times a day) causes? / should seek medical exam?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Lid myokymia: This type of twitching is often called lid myokymia and is often due to dry eyes (tears do not stay on eye as they should & cause a perceived sense of dryness of eye; meibomian glands may be clogged for instance), stress, caffeine intake, lack of sleep. See your eyemd to rule out other causes that are much less common.
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
I agree with Dr Hutchman. If it does not resolve and you are ruled out for a more significant problem, Botox might help, It will also reduce any crows feet you have at the same time :) See your Doc.
Apr 2, 2013
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.

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