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A 31-year-old female asked about a 32-year-old male:

Left eye-lid twitching for 3 weeks. eye doctor confirmed healthy eyes with power change. yet to buy glass. twitching while rubbing and blinking fast?

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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Lid Myokymia: Twitching of the lid is usually associated with fatigue or dry eyes, but any irritation of the trigeminal nerve (CN 5) could cause a reflex contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle (CN 7 - facial nerve) , resulting in a fasciculation of the lid. In most cases this is benign, and relieved with rest and artificial tears. See an ophthalmologist for an eye examination if persists with new glasses.

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Last updated Jan 2, 2016

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