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Probably not stress: Stress can increase the frequency of tics, which are longstanding occasional benign motor spasms, often of facial muscles. However, if involuntary one-eye blinking is a new problem, and particularly if it is getting worse, it could be due to more serious nervous system conditions and should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more
Is there a medical basis for left eye blinking superstition? A blinking left eye is supposed to be bad.
Superstition: There is no medical basis for that superstition, just like many other superstitions. There are several causes of eye blinking including blepharospasm, myokymia, foreign body, dry eye, and other causes. If artificial tears don't resolve it, please see your eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sudden L eye scratchiness and pain for 2-3 days, worse on blinking and eye movement. No redness or obvious changes. Concern or not. Baseline visually impaired on L eye. By diabetes.
At first my 5 yr old keeps on blinking his eyes..Five days after aside from blinking his eye, his keeps on moving his nose.
Sinus pressure and drainage for 3+weeks. This a.m. have severe pain in my left cheek, pain when blinking my eye and pain to eat. What's going on?
Probable sinusitis: You didn't mention if you were treated for this. It sounds like you have a sinus infection (sinusitis). Sinuses are large "cavities' in the facial bones and infection and inflammation put pressure on face, in all directions, so your eye and teeth symptoms are consistent with sinusitis. You should probably be on decongestants and antibiotics for at least 14 days. ...Read more
Reflex: There is an internal rhythm which signals blinking spontaneously. It is modified by the osmolarity of the tears and the exposure of the receptors on the cornea so that there is stimulus to blink more often if these are activated. The blink spreads the tears over the living tissue on the front of the eye to keep it healthy and optically clear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Necessarily: Blink rates will vary from person to person with most people blinking once approximately every 4 seconds. When reading, blink rate will decrease. Various conditions may cause more rapid eye blinking. The most common cause is tear film insufficiency or dry eye syndrome. Other causes include allergies, chemical or foreign body irritants, and involuntary spasm (blepharospasm), among others. ...Read more
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