A 33-year-old male asked:
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i have had an eyelid twitch for six months. could keeping the eye closed and the other open help? should i stop wearing contacts & wear my glasses?

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Eyelid twitch or a tick medically called myokimia, without other ocular signs is almost always stress related that is why they are commonly called "nervous ticks". But if you get leg cramps often especially during sleep you must see your family md & get a calcium phosphorous and PTH levels checked.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Twitching: Most of the time this is a benign condition. Covering one eye wouldn't help. If the twitching is spreading to other areas you should see a doctor.
Answered on Aug 26, 2013

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