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Blinking eyes is this stress?

Blinking eyes is this stress?

Possibly stress: I answered a question recently re kids and blinking eyes. Same info holds true for adults. People get into habits (nail-biting, nose-picking, blinking, other tics) as stress-relievers. If the eye exam is normal, most often stress or exhaustion or habit is the cause. Rarely there can be central causes (blepharospam, etc) that require neurological evaluation, possibly imaging, sometimes botox.. ...Read more

Blinking Eyes (Definition)

Blinking is the normal mechanism for keeping the ocular surface clear and vision sharp. The tear film is THE most critical layer responsible for clear vision. Best analogy is that of a car windshield. If your driving through a dusty or dry area the view becomes cloudier and cloudier without using the windshield washer function periodically. It's the same with the surface of ...Read more


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Does blepharitis cause excessive eye blinking ?

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Does blepharitis cause excessive eye blinking ?

Yes: It is an irritation of your eyelid, so your body tries to wash it away by blinking and often tearing. ...Read more

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Blinking eyes --is this stress?

Blinking eyes --is this stress?

Probably: Or dryness, allergy etc. Try some otc artificial tears/allergy drops and see an ophthalmologist if no better. ...Read more

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Is increased eye blinking related to astigmatism?

Is increased eye blinking related to astigmatism?

no: Increased blinking can be caused b y many factors but refraction and astigmatism are not a cause. ...Read more

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Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this symptom listed on above Mayo article. ...Read more

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Blinking eyes. Some says it's mannerism.?

Blinking eyes. Some says it's mannerism.?

Many causes: Excessive blinking has many possible causes. Dry eyes, stress, habitual causes are possible. If the blinking is severe enough to interfere with activities, need to consider more significant problems like blepharospasm if both eyes affected, or hemifacial spasm if just one side of the face is affected. See an eye md to rule out simple causes, and see if further testing is required. ...Read more

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Blinking 1 eye. Is this stress?

Blinking 1 eye. Is this stress?

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

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Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Maybe: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate. ...Read more

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Does masturbating causes eye sight problem?

Does masturbating causes eye sight problem?

No: I'm sorry somebody told you this. Nor will it make you short, hairy, smooth, bald, fat, thin, emotionally insensitive or unspiritual. These are all lies that some people tell youngsters for their own dark purposes to frighten them. Find a sensible adult -- maybe even your physician or your same-sex parent -- and talk with them about your changing mind and body. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Eye problems include drooping eyelids/eye strain. Is this serious?

Eye problems include drooping eyelids/eye strain. Is this serious?

Droopy lids/strain: May be due separate issues. 1-droopy lids due to weak lid muscle (called ptosis). 2-the eye strain due to a need for glasses or reading glasses. --or-- they both could be due to dry eye syndrome, try otc artificial tears 4-6x per day. ...Read more

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Constant dry gritty eyes! visine eye drops arent working?

Constant dry gritty eyes! visine eye drops arent working?

Dry Eye Syndrome: The vast majority of patients with this symptom have significant dry eye syndrome. You can try other otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe etc, but likely you will find them inadequate as well. See an eye md for accurate diagnosis, and management, which may include the rx drop restasis, plugs in the draining tear ducts, oral supplements, increasing humidity in the environment etc. ...Read more

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Are red eyes caused by eye strain or dry eyes?

Are red eyes caused by eye strain or dry eyes?

Possibly: Red eyes is just a sign of irritation. It is very non-specific and can be caused by numerous etiologies including eye strain. Eye strain leads to dry eyes, which could then cause red eyes. You should see an eye md for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

No: While eye strain may cause headaches and discomfort around the eyes, it will not cause involuntary eye movement. ...Read more

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Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Related?: Eye strain and involuntary eye movements are typically not related. With eye strain, you may experience headache, blurred vision, increase blinking due to eye irritation, or other symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes headaches & eye blinking?

What causes headaches & eye blinking?

Headache: Causes of headache include stress (tension headache), sinusitis, allergies (sinus headache), bright lights (migraine), lack of caffeine (caffeine headache). Eye blinking may be caused by stress, fatigue, dry eye, allergy, or neurologic disorders. ...Read more