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A 28-year-old male asked:

what can cause your upper left eye to twitch occasionally?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
Common : Eyelid twitching is very common and usually due to stress, caffeine, sleep deprivation, dehydration or due to medications etc. If you dvelop any other neurological problems then seek medical attention. Take care.

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